Croatia were beaten 6-0 by Spain, just two months after their World Cup final. AFP / JOSE JORDAN
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After the first two rounds of fixtures in the UEFA Nations League concluded Tuesday evening with Spain's stunning 6-0 win over Croatia, AFP Sports takes a look at some of the key talking points from the start of the brand new competition:Didier Deschamps' decision to keep faith with the team that won the World Cup final in July – with the exception of Alphonse Areola replacing the injured Hugo Lloris in goal – paid off as France returned to action with a 0-0 draw in Germany and a 2-1 win at home to the Netherlands.Crushing the World Cup runners-up, three days after beating England at Wembley, was a reminder Spain are still right up there with best.Croatia struggle to build on World CupJust two months after reaching the World Cup final, Croatia were humbled in a 6-0 thrashing in Spain, despite starting six of the players who took on France in Moscow.
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