Match Day 12 Thread: Luka Looks to Advance

Clive Brunskill

Lots of great matchups today including Spain's last hurrah.

Well, things didn't really turn out for Spain the way they would've liked, did they? After a 5-1 drubbing against the Netherlands and a 2-0 loss to Chile, Vicente del Bosque's men are taking the pitch today against the Aussies to play for some semblance of pride. Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas will sit this one out as Pepe Reina takes his place, but Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso will start.

Elsewhere, the Netherlands and Chile will fight for the top spot in group B, while hosts Brazil take on Cameroon. At the same time as the Brazil-Cameroon game is a huge match between Mexico and Croatia, with the winner moving on to the next round as the second seed out of group A.

RM players (likely) in action today: Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Marcelo, Luka Modric.

Australia vs Spain

Australia XI: Ryan, Davidson, Spiranovic, Leckie, Taggart, Oar, Bozanic, Jedinak (c), McKay, McGowan, Wilkinson

Spain XI: Reina; Juanfran, Ramos, Albiol, Jordi Alba; Cazorla, Xabi Alonso, Koke; Iniesta, Torres and Villa

Netherlands vs Chile

Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar. De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Janmaat, Sneijder, Robben (c), Kuyt, Lens, Wijnaldum

Chile XI: Bravo (c), Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vargas, Gutierrez, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Diaz

Cameroon vs Brazil

Lineups to be announced

Mexico vs Croatia

Lineups to be announced

Happy chatting, everyone.

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