Chileans Hail Vidal As The New King Of Spain

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FORTALEZA Brazil (Reuters) - Chileans crowned their midfielder Arturo Vidal as the new king of Spain on Thursday and hailed their victory over the holders as a portent of even greater things to come at the World Cup.

“Pure Chile” crowed the headline in Las Ultimas Noticias following Chile’s 2-0 defeat of the Spain, their first victory over the old colonial power in 64 years of trying.

Those opening two words of the national anthem were also given a rousing rendition by 30,000 red-shirted Chilean fans in the Maracana before Wednesday’s match.

“The game of our lives” ran a headline on one of 34 inside pages dedicated to coverage of the match.