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.