Iniesta retires from Spain duty after stunning World Cup exit

Iniesta retires from Spain duty after stunning World Cup exit

"I think Russian Federation was playing at home but Spain they were a little bit scared of the atmosphere".

You asked me about the same thing after the last game we won and I said the same thing, we have started a journey and now we have to continue on it with calmly and responsibly.

It's the first time Russian Federation have reached the World Cup knockout rounds since the collapse of the Soviet Union and their first competitive knockout tie since they played Spain in Euro 2008. They have lost eight of those games, including four at World Cups, the last to South Korea in 2002 - also on penalties.

Akinfeev kept out efforts by Koke and Iago Aspas as the 2010 champions - unbeaten in their previous 23 games - became the latest big-name casualty to exit the tournament after Germany, Argentina and Portugal. He later posted a photograph on social media of himself and Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko celebrating with the team after their 4-3 triumph on penalties.

Midway through the month-long tournament, no major racist incidents have been reported among players and fans despite concerns in the run-up that the World Cup could be tarnished by racism.

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But the way the draw has worked out, England have been presented with an unbelievable chance to potentially reach their first World Cup final since 1966.

Spain was more urgent in extra time after being too passive when it dominated the ball in the 90 minutes of regular time.

"A wonderful period has come to an end".

On a central Moscow square, a street orchestra erupted in a rendition of the Russian anthem as passing cars tooted their horns and men staggered out of a nearby bar waving Russian flags. "I'm sure all of Spain are proud of us". I can safely say that we can all look each other in the eye.

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