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Shocks aren't hard to come by in this World Cup, but with Spain exiting early, should Vicente del Bosque now look to experiment?

After suffering a 5-1 defeat to Holland, which sent the country into disbelief, they suffered another second consecutive defeat to Chile losing 2-0. Two matches that showed Spain in a different light, an ageing team which have become very predictable in the modern-era.

But with another game comes another chance for Del Bosque to show fans what the future holds for their country, and maybe against Australia is the way to do it by including a number of unfamiliar faces to an experienced side.

Sure there is the problem with Spain's goalkeeper, considering David De Gea is injured and Pepe Reina is 31, meaning Iker Casillas seems to be their only real option and, having had two disappointing games, it could be a chance for the Spaniard to bounce back in his fourth World Cup, and end his international career on a high.

The back four would be no different with Cesar Azpilicueta at right back with Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba making up the rest of the defence, but in the past it has been a solid back four, however in this tournament have looked leggy and suspect to being beaten.

The midfield could see a number of new faces enter the frame, three to be exact; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Juan Mata, Javi Martinez and Pedro.

If Del Bosque was to play two holding midfielders in Busquets and Martinez, while letting the front three run and control the flair and creative side of the game it could be a justified.

Diego Costa

The Spain striker, even though he hasn't had a satisfactory tournament, would have to be Diego Costa. The striker has barely performed so far, but there are reasons for that.

Spain are use to playing with a trequartista who will link up with the midfield, drop off and help build up an attack. While, with Costa, Spain presumably tried a route one style of play which didn't work and when they tried to link up together it wasn't really working mainly due to not a lot of movement in the final third.

But, if Del Bosque was to stick Koke in behind Costa, he would have support from the  wingers and a player who could feed him while he stands on the last man, in this instance Koke.

Australia clash

The Australia game wouldn't be a drastic step into thinking that Spain are back to their best.
But preparation for France 2016 and the World Cup in Russia in 2018 will surely help them understand there is more than one style of football to play, as Spain can become the side they once were but it will take a while.

Even, after this tournament, they have the chance of promoting Alberto Moreno and Dani Carvajal, who both made the provisional squad, Thiago Alcantara, Isco and Alvaro Morata into the national team, having all proven themselves at their clubs.

Spain's next competitive game after Australia will be Macedonia in September, and expect to see a different squad with a new motive to win and play football.

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