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Dethroned champions Spain bowed out of the World Cup with a 3-0 win over Australia thanks to goals from David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in Curitiba on Monday. 

Spain's forward David Villa scores during a Group B football match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 Fifa World Cup on Monday. (AFP photo)

Villa, who is next set for a three-month spell in Australia with Melbourne City, became the fourth Spanish player to score in three World Cups when he backheeled home Juanfran's cross for his 59th international goal in his 97th and final appearance for La Roja nine minutes before half-time.

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