Del Bosque to decide future next week

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque will make a decision on his future in the next week but revealed when he substituted goalscorer David Villa in the 3-0 win over Australia he was unaware it was his last international.

David Villa was left visibly upset after his final appearance for Spain was cut short by Del Bosque.

Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

  • Spain

Do they know it's a dead rubber?

Young Spanish fans look happy to be at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba despite the team's shock exit in Group B.

Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

Socceroo supporters have a little more to be celebratory about despite back-to-back defeats to Chile and Holland.

Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

Five reasons for Spain to be cheerful

Spain can’t wait for their 2014 World Cup campaign to end. The world champions have suffered the same fate as only four previous holders and have been eliminated at the first hurdle. Moreover not only have they lost both of their matches so far, they have been outplayed and shown a severe lack of hunger.

We have witnessed the end of an era in Brazil, but a new golden era of Spanish players is just around the corner: La Roja have won the last two Under 21 European championships and have a formidable set of youngsters to call upon, writes Liam Coleman

Spain have won the last two Under 21 European Championships.

Credit: PA

  • Spain