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Casillas had a horrific World Cup.
Some of the hardest moves are being made by the pawns themselves.
Carles Puyol has retired, Xavi is whisking himself away to Qatar, per Sport, and David Villa is going to New York, via Australia.
These players are, essentially, ruling themselves out of contention for future Spain squads.
It's a shame that they had to go in this fashion, on the back of a disgraceful tournament showing, rather than gently stepping down at an opportune moment.
Del Bosque needs to finish the refresh himself by not selecting Real Madrid pair Iker Casillas and Xabi Alonso.
The former had a horrific tournament and was at fault for several goals.
Alonso, meanwhile, was also extremely poor. There are also rumours of a rift between him and the others, per Sport, which Santi Cazorla denied.
David De Gea is ready to take over in goal from Casillas.
And if Spain bring in young talent like Ander Iturraspe, Thiago Alcantara (injured for this World Cup) and Isco, the future is still bright.
One player who should stay is Andres Iniesta, who is quite possibly the only La Roja star to have featured so far who will leave the World Cup with his pride intact.
He won't be proud though, because he's not selfish and Spain's collapse will have wounded him.