Spain's glittering run at the pinnacle of international football came to an end on Wednesday, as the defending champions succumbed 2-0 to Chile to be bundled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
After a 5-1 embarrassment at the hands of the Dutch in their opening game, it was widely expected that Vicente del Bosque's side would quickly recover against the Chileans to mark the Netherlands disaster as an aberration rather than a stark indication of decline.
Instead, La Roja's second humbling in six days made it clearly evident that changes must be made to this Spanish outfit in the coming months to prepare for their European Championship defence in 2016.
With an ageing squad and tactical approach that has shown signs of vulnerability, it feels like a time of generational change will enforce itself upon La Roja.
Across the following slides, we examine the four specific changes that need to occur.