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Villa and Spain bow out on a high

Spain signed off from a forgettable campaign in style by beating Australia 3-0 in a battle for pride, with David Villa decorating his final international with a wonder goal.

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"We rounded off our campaign in the best possible way, the players did great. They put us under the cosh in the opening minutes but we recovered and then took control. We were the better team. There are a lot of players in this group who can play a part in the future, there’s no need to go ruling anyone out," Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach.

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15:04

GOODBYE FROM GROUP B
It's all over for Group B at Brazil 2014, and it's been an incredibly dramatic set of games. Netherlands have seen off the challenge of surprise package Chile, after demolishing Spain in the hotly-anticipated opener. The 2010 champions head home after the group stage, making it three winners out of the last four (joining Italy in 2010 and France in 2002) in falling at the first hurdle in their title defence. Join us on our daily tournament blog as we get all the reaction from the final Group B games, as well as build-up to the Group A conclusion, which sees Brazil face Cameroon and Croatia take on Mexico.

14:58

Standings - Group B

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
NetherlandsNED
93300103
ChileCHI
6320153
SpainESP
3310247
AustraliaAUS
0300339
14:55
14:55
Australia
AustraliaAUS
Spain
SpainESP

Statistics

Ball possession

44%
56%
14Fouls Committed9
0Attempts On Target8
4Shots11
0Total Goals scored3
0Penalties scored0
14:52
DAVID VILLA
SpainESP
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

56MINUTES PLAYED23TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR1SHOTS
14:50
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: The Spaniards sign off with an emphatic victory which sees them take third place in Group B behind group winners Netherlands and second-placed Chile. It was a reminder of the good old days for Vicente Del Bosque's side as David Villa scored a wonderful backheeled finish before Fernando Torres scored his first World Cup goal since 2006. A glimpse of the future saw Fabregas chip to Mata for the final goal, and the holders head home with points on the board. The Australians board their plane home without a point for the first time in their World Cup history, but their gutsy performances in each game will give the AFC Asian Cup hosts hope for the future.

14:50

NETHERLANDS 2-0 CHILE

14:49
90'+RAMOS (Spain) strikes his free-kick wide.
14:49
90'+ JEDINAK (Australia) is booked by the referee.
14:48
90'+JEDINAK (Australia) is penalised after committing a foul.

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Australia
AustraliaAUS
Spain
SpainESP
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
56'
11
61'
72'
Misses next match if booked 83'
(C)Misses next match if booked
(C)
68'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)Misses next match if booked
(GK)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked
46' HT
61'
68'
56'
72'
Not eligible to play
83'
Absent
CoachCoach
Ange POSTECOGLOU (AUS)Vicente DEL BOSQUE (ESP)

Match Facts

Curitiba

The city of Curitiba is one of the finest examples of a bulky economic and industrial development carried out with responsibility and organisation.

Arena da Baixada

  • Stadium nameArena da Baixada
  • CityCuritiba
  • Year constructed1914
  • Overall capacity39631

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 18° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 73 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Nawaf SHUKRALLA
    Bahrain
    BahrainBHR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Yaser TULEFAT (BHR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Ebrahim SALEH (BHR)
  • Fourth official: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)

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