World Cup group stage - Australia vs. Spain

Spain will take on Australia in its final Group B match Monday in the knowledge that defeat will officially make its defense of the World Cup the worst in history.

Following two straight defeats for both teams, neither can qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup.
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Australia's Mathew Ryan saves a goal attempt by Spain's Fernando Torres during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's goalkeeper Mathew Ryan (bottom) saves a goal attempt by Spain's Fernando Torres during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's McGowan reacts as Spain's players celebrate their second goal against Australia during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Ryan McGowan reacts as Spain's players celebrate their second goal against Australia during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

World Cup group stage - Australia vs. Spain

David Villa of Spain in action during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

World Cup group stage - Australia vs. Spain

Players line up for the national anthems prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

World Cup group stage - Australia vs. Spain

David Villa (2nd L) of Spain scores his team's first goal past Mathew Ryan of Australia (3rd R) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

A fan waits for the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada arena

A fan waits for the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's Jason Davidson, right, challenges Spain's Santi Cazorla during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Australia's Jason Davidson, right, challenges Spain's Santi Cazorla during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Spain's Sergio Ramos fights for the ball against Australia's Matthew Leckie during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) fights for the ball against Australia's Matthew Leckie during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Spain's David Villa, left, and Australia's Ryan McGowan go for a header during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's David Villa, left, and Australia's Ryan McGowan go for a header during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain's Fernando Torres, second from right, Australia's Mathew Leckie, right, and Spain's Sergio Ramos (5) go for a header during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's Fernando Torres, second from right, Australia's Mathew Leckie, right, and Spain's Sergio Ramos (5) go for a header during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Australia's Mile Jedinak fouls Spain's Andres Iniesta during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Australia's Mile Jedinak fouls Spain's Andres Iniesta during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Spain's Pepe Reina saves a goal attempt by Australia's Adam Taggart during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's Pepe Reina (R) saves a goal attempt by Australia's Adam Taggart (L) as Spain's Sergio Ramos (C) watches during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Spain's David Villa scores past Australia's goalkeeper Mathew Ryan during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's David Villa (C) scores past Australia's goalkeeper Mathew Ryan (L) during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's Mile Jedinak, second right, and Spain's Koke jump as they reach for an high ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Australia's Mile Jedinak, second right, and Spain's Koke jump as they reach for an high ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Spain's Sergio Ramos goes for a header with Australia's Adam Taggart during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's Sergio Ramos goes for a header with Australia's Adam Taggart during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain's Fernando Torres, foreground, and Australia's Alex Wilkinson challenge for the ballduring the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's Fernando Torres, foreground, and Australia's Alex Wilkinson challenge for the ballduring the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Spain's Villa scores past Australia's Ryan during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's David Villa (R) scores past Australia's Mathew Ryan (C) during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Henry Romero (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, goes for a header ad Australia's Adam Taggart, right, and Spain's Raul Albiol watch him, during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, goes for a header ad Australia's Adam Taggart, right, and Spain's Raul Albiol watch him, during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Spain's David Villa fires a shot during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's David Villa fires a shot during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Spain's Sergio Ramos fights for the ball with Australia's Adam Taggart during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) fights for the ball with Australia's Adam Taggart during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Spain's Juanfran fights for the ball with Australia's Oar during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's Juanfran (R) fights for the ball with Australia's Tommy Oar during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's Alex Wilkinson fights for the ball with Spain's Fernando Torres during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Alex Wilkinson (L) fights for the ball with Spain's Fernando Torres during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, center, looks up from the subs bench before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, center, looks up from the subs bench before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

World Cup group stage - Australia vs. Spain

Match shirts worn by players of Australia are seen in the dressing room prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Australia's Ryan McGowan controls the ball past Spain's David Villa during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Australia's Ryan McGowan controls the ball past Spain's David Villa during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Australia's Ryan McGowan goes for the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Ryan McGowan goes for the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's Taggart fights for the ball with Spain's Albiol and Reina during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Adam Taggart (L-R) fights for the ball with Spain's Raul Albiol and Pepe Reina during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Henry Romero (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's McGowan and Spain's Villa fight for the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Ryan McGowan (L) and Spain's David Villa fight for the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

World Cup group stage - Australia vs. Spain

Ben Halloran (L) of the Socceroos walks out for the warm up prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Spain's Jordi Alba jumps over the challenge of Australia's Matthew Leckie during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Spain's Jordi Alba (L) jumps over the challenge of Australia's Matthew Leckie during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's Bozanic jumps for the ball with Spain's Ramos and Albiol during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Oliver Bozanic (2nd R) jumps for the ball with Spain's Sergio Ramos (C) and Raul Albiol (R) during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Australia's Adam Taggart fights for the ball with Spain's Raul Albiol during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba

Australia's Adam Taggart fights for the ball with Spain's Raul Albiol during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Spanish players warm-up before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014

Spanish players warm-up before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)