CONFIRMED: Spain line-up v Australia - Torres gets surprise start

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Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal stars all feature in Spain's final group game against Australia.

Spain: Reina, Juanfran, Ramos, Albiol, Alba, Cazorla, Alonso, Koke, Iniesta, Torres, Villa

The Spanish will be hoping to avoid three straight defeats as they take on Australia having already been put out of the tournament in Brazil. The performances against the Netherlands and Chile just weren’t good enough and the side will be looking for a positive reaction.

Spain’s World Cup defence hasn’t gone according to plan but they’ll be aiming to go out on a high, with Vicente Del Bosque facing plenty of questions to answer when the squad goes home after this game.

It’s a relative mystery as to why Spain have underperformed so badly in this tournament, but the match against the Australians represents a chance to get some fringe players a bit of game time.

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs to have players away with the Spain squad, who haven’t seen much game time, but with the title gone, Del Bosque could use them to put smiles back onto Spanish faces.

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