Jun 23, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena de Baixada, Curitiba
FT(HT: 0-1)
Villa (36'), Torres (69'), Mata (82')
Ramos (62')

Vicente del Bosque unaware of David Villa landmark

Vicente del Bosque admits that he did not know David Villa was playing his final match for Spain in their win over Australia.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has admitted that he did not realise David Villa was playing his final match for the national team when he substituted the striker during their win over Australia.

The Atletico Madrid man marked his 97th cap by scoring the opening goal in La Roja's 3-0 victory, which was their last match at the World Cup in Brazil.

Villa was visibly emotional as he sat out the remaining minutes of the second half on the bench.

"I'm sure he was angry," Goal.com quotes Del Bosque as saying.

"He says it was his last game and I didn't know. I'm sure he was disgusted. It was the moment to close the game out and we did so."

Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes that Villa's retirement from international football has left a big void in the team.

Spain's forward Fernando Torres scores his team's second goal during a Group B match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
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