After dominating international football for more than half a decade, Spain endured a humiliating World Cup campaign in Brazil this year.
Looking to defend their crown from 2010 and claim an incredible fourth consecutive international title, Vicente del Bosque's men were swept aside by the Netherlands and Chile in their opening two matches to be rapidly bundled out of the tournament.
Now, La Roja are facing an exciting period of regeneration, as the team's long-standing stalwarts prepare to move aside for Spain's next wave of precocious talent.
However, the challenge for that emerging group will be twofold, given that they'll be held to the standards of their illustrious predecessors while also trying to shrug aside Spain's rather disappointing history at the FIFA World Cup.
Consequently, we've ranked Spain's dire 2014 campaign among the nation's most disappointing, heartbreaking and forgettable World Cup performances, highlighting the enormity of the task facing the next Spanish era.