Nothing but pride at stake
Only pride is at stake when deposed champions Spain meet Australia in the World Cup on Monday but the Australians want to inflict more pain on their demoralised rivals before they head home.
Both teams have no points and have been eliminated but the mood in the two camps is very different, reflecting their contrasting expectations coming to the tournament.
Spain cannot wait to leave Brazil behind after the European and world champions were humbled in a 5-1 thrashing by the Dutch and a 2-0 loss to Chile.
The Australians want to show that their spirited display in a 3-2 defeat by the Dutch was not just a flash in the pan.
"We might look back and be happy with parts of the performance, but it's a results business and we didn't get the result we wanted," defender Alex Wilkinson said.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has said there will be consequences from their World Cup flop and has refused to be drawn on his own future while there is still a game to be played.
The Spanish soccer federation wants him to remain in the job despite the team's collapse in Brazil.
Once the World Cup is over, Spain are likely to call time on veterans including captain Iker Casillas who has had a miserable two games in goal.
Del Bosque confirmed that neither Casillas nor Xavi Hernandez will start his side's final game
"For sure Xavi will not play tomorrow (Monday) because he has a slight muscular problem," said the former Real Madrid boss on Sunday."Reina will definitely play."
"I don't think one game more or less is going to give him more recognition than he already has," Del Bosque said on Xavi missing out on a final World Cup appearance after 133 caps.
Spain's record goal-scorer David Villa could start up front in place of the disappointing Diego Costa.
Australia will have to do without their talisman Tim Cahill, scorer of a superb volley against the Dutch, who is supended for picking up two yellow cards.