For all of its talent, Spain is also a side that needs to be in the best condition. Against Brazil, it looked spent. Preventing that from happening again is the task now, and, perhaps above all, to learn from this. Better to address the issues now in The Friendly That Doesn't Really Matter than at the World Cup, when it's too late. Before the final, Xavi had talked about how victory could complete a circle. Now, Spain must ensure that defeat does not end a cycle.
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