Spain celebrates after scoring a goal during the group B World Cup soccer match against Australia.
Manu Fernandez/Associated Press
By SI Wire
June 25, 2014

A plane carrying Spain's World Cup soccer team was struck by lightning as they were headed home Tuesday after a disappointing showing in the tournament, reports Reuters.

According to the report, the plane, Iberia flight 2907 was struck by lightning as it was making its approach into Madrid, but it landed safely at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport with no reported injuries to the passengers or damage to the plane.

The defending World Cup champions were returning home after being eliminated from the tournament.

The Spainards lost 5-1 to the Netherlands in their first match in Group B, suffered a 2-0 loss to Chile, before salvaging their last game, a 3-0 victory over Australia.

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