RTVE nears 10m viewers, ARD nets strong audience for dramatic Group E action

Kaoru Mitoma of Japan keeps the ball in play and crosses to Ao Tanaka during World Cup match between against Spain (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Spain’s dramatic loss to Japan at the Fifa World Cup netted an average audience of 9.7 million viewers on La1, the main channel of public-service broadcaster RTVE.

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