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David Villa was subbed off.
If players like Xavi and David Villa no longer deem themselves able to play at the top level, with moves to Qatar and Australia imminent, then why should they be selected for a World Cup?
Villa scored a brilliant backheel against Australia in the final game, likely his last ever on the international stage, but it doesn't justify his selection.
Despite his impressive performance, you have to consider he was playing in a dead rubber against the weakest team in the group.
The Netherlands and Chile would have been far more vigilant at the back.
Villa is a legend, and at least he could go out with a goal.
It's more of a shame that Xavi was injured and could not feature in the last group game.
He may have already made his final Spain appearance.