Eurosport - Thu, 17 Jun 16:59:00 2010
Iker Casillas found himself on the end of a post-match grilling like no other after Spain's defeat to Switzerland at the World Cup - from his journalist girlfriend.
..The goalkeeper's error led to the only goal of the game as the Swiss caused the first real shock of the tournament at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
And when he was confronted by his WAG Sara Carbonero live on television at full-time, she asked: "How did you muck that up?"
Casillas, who avoided making eye contact with her, said: "I don't know what to say.
"I don't know if this defeat will have consequences. The dressing room is fed-up."
Spanish players' WAGs, known as esposas y novias in their home country, are banned from accompanying them to the tournament, yet Carbonero is in South Africa on official business.
Before the World Cup, Carbonero had been forced to dismiss claims she would be a disruptive influence on Casillas, saying: "Can I destabilise the team? I think it's nonsense".
But after the match, angry Spanish fans were quick to accuse Casillas of allowing himself be distracted by Carbonero, who was stood just yards behind him when Gelson Fernandes struck to settle the Group H match.
Carbonero, once voted the sexiest journalist in the world, was accused of 'sapping strength' from Casillas on a number of Spanish football websites.
The result means Spain, the reigning European champions and pre-tournament favourites, prop up the group after their first round of games. They face Honduras on Monday before playing Chile four days later in their final group clash.
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