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Spanish World Cup Team’s Plane Struck by Bolt of Lightning

As if the defeated champions' World Cup wasn't bad enough already

The Spanish soccer team had an unfortunate end to an unfortunate World Cup.

On the flight home from an early — and embarrassing — elimination Tuesday, the team’s plane was struck by lightning when it was about to touch down in Madrid. According to Iberia airlines, no one was injured and the aircraft went unharmed.

No word on if the players’ hair was impacted.Australia v Spain: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Santi Cazorla of Spain looks on during the National Anthem prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain Jeff Gross—Getty Images

[Reuters]

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