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The poignant lyrics of John Lennon's 1970 song "God" capture how some of Spain's golden generation of players and decorated coach Vicente del Bosque must be feeling after their shock first-round exit from the World Cup Wednesday.The front cover of Marca sports daily Thursday simply stated "The End," with a picture of Andres Iniesta, who scored the winning goal in the World Cup final in South Africa four years ago, alone and forlorn on the pitch.David De Gea is being groomed to replace Casillas in goal, the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Koke are similar players to Xavi, and forward Diego Costa will at some point surely begin to reproduce the form he showed for Atletico Madrid last season.With such potential, Spain are unlikely to suffer the fate of teams like France, who have consistently failed to show up at major tournaments since winning the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 .
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