• This will be the first ever meeting between Australia and Spain.
  • Spain’s third group game against Australia will be their first ever against an Oceanic team in a FIFA World Cup (albeit Australia play in the Asian section).
  • Australia have only won one of their seven World Cup games against European opposition (2-1 v Serbia in 2010).
  • Australia need a draw to finish above reigning champions Spain.
  • Spain have never lost all three games in a World Cup group.
  • Tim Cahill has scored five of Australia’s 11 World Cup goals but is suspended for this game.
  • In winning Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012, Spain conceded a total of six goals, one fewer than they have so far at World Cup 2014.
  • Spain join Italy 1950, Brazil 1966, France 2002 and Italy 2010 as reigning World Cup champions to exit the following tournament in the group stages.
  • In his 126 minutes of World Cup action so far, Diego Costa has failed to muster a single shot on target (only five shots in total).
  • Spain have hit 10 shots per game in this World Cup, down from 14 per game in their triumphant 2010 campaign.