Jun 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; A FIFA World Cup ball rests on the field during the friendly between Spain and El Salvador at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

World Cup: Fernando Torres gives Spain a 2-0 lead


Although Spain has already been eliminated from contention, they are playing valiantly today against Australia.

The defending champions will not get a shot to defend their title in the subsequent rounds and are currently playing an essentially meaningless game against Australia right now on ESPN 2 live from Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

After David Villa put Spain ahead in the first half with a nifty backheel goal, the Spanish side took another 36 minutes to score once again. This time, Fernando Torres was the recipient of a wonderful through ball from Andres Iniesta in the box and sunk it in the right corner of the net.

It was a beautiful run from Torres as well as a very nice finish.

If you missed the goal or just want to watch it again, check it out in the GIF below:

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The Spain team is having their best game in the one game that does not matter. It certainly has to be bittersweet for Spanish fans watching around the world.

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