After their 5-1 annihilation by Holland, the spectre of a humiliating exit hangs over champions Spain ahead of Wednesday`s game with Chile in Rio.
If Spain lose and Holland avoid defeat against Australia, Vicente del Bosque`s side will join Brazil (1966), France (2002) and Italy (2010) as defending champions to have fallen at the first hurdle.
The same set of results would take Chile through. They are thinking of moving Arturo Vida forward from midfield to play in support of strikers Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez.
Del Bosque has suggested he will make “two or three changes,” with goalkeeper Iker Casillas under particular scrutiny while Pedro Rodriguez and Juan Mata could also come into the starting 11.