Spain ended their 2014 World Cup campaign on a positive note playing like the Old Spain with a 3-0 victory over Australia. Both Australia and Spain will not move forward into the knockout rounds and will have to enjoy the rest of the World Cup as spectators.           

The defending Champions started the game with a much different lineup from its previous two matches which included Ivan Casillias on the bench with Pepe Reina in goal. Spain opened the scoring in the first half with David Villa getting Spain on the board in the 36’ minute off an assist from teammate Juanfran for his 59th International Goal. David Villa  WHO announced his retirement at the start of the month and will begin his new soccer career next season with MLS’s NYCFC.

Spain’s Fernando Torres make it 2-0 in the 69’ minute as he received a nice through ball from Andress Iniesta slipping the ball into the back of the net. Mata finished off the scoring for Spain in the 82’ minute when he received the ball on the far post and put the ball through Australia’s keeper Maty Ryan

Spain has to be patted on the shoulder as it has had a great run and now its in the books as many will consider Spain to be one of the best teams ever in their most recent run which has finally ended.

Australia on the other hand can take this years World Cup and build on its as it should be proud of its efforts for the most part they were competitive in most matches and its start forward, Tim Cahill, netted one of the best goals in the World Cup thus far with his volley versus Holland.