Spain went down in flames, with a host of awful performances, and Andrés Iniesta really being the only player who showed up. Inexplicably, in the wake of a hideous defeat by the Dutch, and the tournament on the line, manager Vicente del Bosque elected to make almost no changes on the field.
Bear in mind that there was stellar young talent on the bench, ignored by del Bosque. This sort of brilliant coaching earned Spain the dubious distinction of being the first defending World Cup champion eliminated with one game left in group stage.
What a way to bow out! Burned-out stars who couldn't get motivated, led by a coach who couldn't get his head out of his ass.