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Villa scored on a sad farewell.
Arguably David Villa is Spain's best-ever striker at international level.
He is certainly the most successful, having played a key role in firing them to two European Championships and one World Cup.
It was fitting that he scored a marvellous goal in what looks like his final appearance for La Roja, a backheel flick in the 3-0 win over Australia.
What was far less fitting were the tears that followed, thanks to Vicente del Bosque substituting him early in the game.
The manager claimed he did not know it was Villa's last-ever match for Spain.
He said at a press conference, per the BBC: "He seemed annoyed. He said it was his last game but I didn't know. I'm sure he was upset. I was thinking about it was time to kill off the game and we did that."
While Villa has something to offer still, he probably won't in two years' time.
Especially as he's heading the MLS to play, via Australia.
To bring through a young striker, such as Rodrigo or Jese, means there won't be space for Villa in the squad.