It is Spain’s last chance to prove themselves as they at least try to win over Australia for the title of second last.
The two teams have never won a match in their World Cup campaign for this year, and are also both eliminated from the next level, the Round of 16. Nevertheless, this is still a game that will illuminate their last impressions for this year’s Cup.
While Spain had a catastrophic loss against other Group B teams like Netherlands and Chile, the Australia managed to impress some even if they lost their last two matches. Can Spain beat Australia to at least somewhat restore their glory as victors in the last World Cup?
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Date: Monday, June 23
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Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has decided to shuffle his pack for the game, to shed some light into new faces on the fields. Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is forecasted to be replaced by either rookies like Liverpool’s Pepe Reina or Manchester United’s David de Gea.
Moreover, Koke, Juan Mata, and Santi Cazorla are also deemed to immerse from the bench and join the action for this match.
The Socceroos, on the other hand, got nothing to prove but have already done their part for their performance in the World Cup. Though they never experienced a win for this year, they have gained the respect of most World Cup fans because of their undeniably competitive performance against other teams.
However, top scorer Tim Cahill will not be able to join his Aussie team because of suspension.
The two teams have never had a match before. This game is not really about who is better, but it is more about: Can Spain do better?