Spain vs. Australia, 2014 World Cup: Lineups

David Ramos

There's nothing left for either team to play for other than pride, so let's take a look at the starting lineups for Spain and Australia's final World Cup match.

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Spain and Australia are both eliminated from any chance of advancing, so the only thing left to play for is pride. Spain are attempting to avoid becoming the first defending champion to not get at least one point in the next World Cup. Here's how the two teams will lineup.

Vicente Del Bosque has made several changes to his starting lineup, which is not a huge surprise. Pepe Reina will make his World Cup start in goal after two rough performances by Iker Casillas. Juanfran and Raúl Albiol start in the defense, taking over from Cesar Azpilicueta and Javi Martinez. Koke and Santi Cazorla start in the midfield, while up front David Silva and Fernando Torres get their first starts on the tournament.

With Tim Cahill suspended for yellow card accumulation, Newcastle Jets striker Adam Taggert gets the opportunity to start in the attack. The only other change for Ange Postecoglou is in the midfielder where Mark Bresicano has been dropped due to a back problem. He's replaced by Oliver Bozanic.

Spain lineup (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Juanfran, Raúl Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Xabi Alonso, Koke, Santi Cazorla; Andrés Iniesta, David Villa, Fernando Torres.

Australia lineup (4-2-3-1): Mathew Ryan; Ryan McGowan, Alex Wilkinson, Matthew Špiranović, Jason Davidson; Mile Jedinak, Matt McKay; Tommy Oar, Oliver Bozanic, Mathew Leckie; Adam Taggart.

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