Passes were risked, gaps probed and the ball fizzed off Spanish boots. In the 6-0 thrashing of the World Cup finalists, Spain showed they are back.
England's 3-5-2 was exposed by Croatia and then Spain. The lack of tactical variety has been startling and something needs to change.
Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique said he has no problem starting six Real Madrid players in his XI, a first for La Roja in more than 16 years.
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice and won a penalty that Eden Hazard converted as they crushed Iceland 3-0 in their Nations League clash.
Croatia could do little to stop the Spanish onslaught as the World Cup finalists suffered their worst ever defeat in team history.
Karel Jarolim was appointed in July 2016 but failed to qualify the side for this year's World Cup in Russia.
The France players have only been talking about one thing during this international break: the World Cup trophy ceremony and sharing it with fans.
Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris said after being arrested on drink driving charges last month that he made a mistake.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he needs to find a way to get his team scoring again after the 1-0 Nations League defeat to Portugal.