Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Andres Iniesta confirmed he has played his last game for Spain after they crashed out of the World Cup on penalties to Russian Federation after Sunday's round-of-16 game in Moscow finished 1-1 after extra time.

Akinfeev made nine saves through 120 minutes, and two more in the penalty shootout in a remarkable performance for Russian Federation. If there is someone to blame, it's me, not the players.

Cesc Fabregas was left "speechless" as Spain exited the 2018 World Cup to hosts Russian Federation on Sunday afternoon. However he defended the team after they controlled the match before losing on penalties. "I am responsible for this", Hierro stated, adding that he was leaving the World Cup in a good state of mind as the players did everything in their powers.

The 34-year-old was a vital cog in the Spanish machine as they dominated world football across a period of six years, winning two European Championships and securing a World Cup triumph in 2010.

Sergio Ramos was the first Spanish player to talk to the media following Spain's elimination from the World Cup. Instead, Artem Dzyuba levelled the scores from the penalty spot before half-time as La Roja were continually frustrated in their attempts to break down the hosts' well-manned rearguard.

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Peskov did not say whether Putin planned to attend the quarter-final.

Discussing his global future in January, Pique said: "Yes, I will leave the national team after the World Cup".

Huge men with painted faces held each other in bear hugs and cried tears of disbelief and joy, while others screamed the rallying cries of "Russya" and "Igor, Igor Akinfeev".

It is the biggest upset ever in the knockout stage and the third biggest upset overall in World Cup history.

This was their first penalty shootout in World Cups, while for Spain this was their fourth. "We left our pride and soul out there".

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