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Alvaro Morata produced a hilarious miss for Spain vs Bosnia

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Spain didn't enjoy the best of international breaks.

La Roja crashed out of the UEFA Nations League after England's 2-1 victory over Croatia this afternoon.

Spain's 3-2 loss at Croatia on Thursday had meant their fate was out of their hands.

There have been flashes of brilliance under new manager Luis Enrique, particularly the 6-0 win over Croatia in Elche.

But the heartbreak they suffered at the World Cup seems to have done some lasting damage.

However, it was one man who didn't even make the World Cup squad that endured some personal heartbreak in the friendly against Bosnia last night.

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata has had a mixed season domestically, but has broken back into the Spanish squad.

But the former Real Madrid man did his international credentials a lot of damage, producing one of the worst misses you will see this season.

It's almost hard to watch.

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Marco Asensio's shot is fumbled by the goalkeeper but Morata - who had managed to position himself off-balance - knocked the ball wide of the post.

Asensio's reaction really said it all.

Luckily for Morata - who also picked up a yellow card - Spain went on to win the game, ironically after he had been substituted.

Celta Vigo's Brais Mendez scored on 78 minutes after the keeper spilled Isco's shot.

Spain boss Enrique

Enrique made a bold decision before the game to play Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga over David De Gea, who received a lot of criticism after the Croatia game.

However, the Spain boss had defended the Manchester United man in the build-up to the friendly.

"It's peculiar," he said. "When criticism is personalised to one player, it is curious. "Criticism should be for everyone and for the coach and it's unfair to aim it at one player.

"A goalkeeper can't make a mistake if the ball doesn't reach his goal. "I defend my players."

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Brais Mendez
Kepa Arrizabalaga
Marco Asensio
Alvaro Morata
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Isco
David De Gea
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