For the third successive World Cup, Spain's tournament ended in a disappointingly early exit, with La Roja's last-16 penalty shootout loss to Morocco the latest in an increasingly long line of questionable performances on the biggest stage.
Not since they lifted the trophy for the first time in 2010 have Spain won a knockout match at the World Cup, and it remains to be seen if manager Luis Enrique chooses to stick around given this relative failure.
The good news for whomever coaches the team going forward is that Spain had one of the youngest squads in Qatar, one that was not too different from the group that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 just 18 months ago.
And while the next job is perform well at the next European Championship in 2024, there will be some who are already looking towards the next World Cup in the summer of 2026.
But how will Spain line up in the United States, Canada and Mexico, presuming they qualify of course? GOAL has looked into our crystal ball to try and figure that out...