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Spain's players dismiss end of era talk as Del Bosque set to make lineup changes against Chile

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, left, Spain's Sergio Ramos, centre and Spain's Andres Iniesta react after the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.  The Netherlands won the match 5-1. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, left, Spain's Sergio Ramos, centre and Spain's Andres Iniesta react after the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 5-1. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)  (The Associated Press)

Spain's players dismissed notions that its 5-1 loss to the Netherlands spelled the end of an era for the world champions, although coach Vicente del Bosque acknowledged it might be time to shake up the team's lineup for the crucial group match against Chile.

Defender Sergio Ramos says "it's crazy to talk about the end of an era" after Spain endured its worst competitive defeat in 64 years in Salvador on Friday.

Spain's bid to repeat as world champion could end if it loses Wednesday's match at the Maracana.

Del Bosque defended his decision to stick with some of the squad's older players, although said "there could be changes, but now is not the moment to talk about it. I don't want to rush things and make a wrong decision."