History maker Andres Iniesta confirms Spain retirement after Russian Federation defeat

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It's been another eventful day at the World Cup with hosts Russian Federation springing a major upset over Spain courtesy of an absorbing penalty shootout, while Croatia and Denmark have headed to extra time with their scores locked at 1-all.

"In defeat I feel even more proud of being Spanish". "We'll be back. It's been a very long season but I hope I can be at the next one".

Spain captain Ramos, who said it was "very hard" to take his country's "painful" World Cup exit, did not address his own future plans but said he was sure his national side would be back competing for trophies at the next worldwide tournaments. We will be back at big tournaments again.

"Like the entire country, Putin watched the game from the very beginning to the very end and supported the team", Peskov said.

Russian Federation equalized before halftime when Spanish defender Gerard Pique gave away a penalty via a handball in the box.

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The normally rock solid Neuer spilled a free kick in the first half but his counterpart, Jo Hyeon-woo, didn't put a foot wrong. Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 and would have advanced anyway, but Mexico would have been eliminated had Germany won.

Eight years ago Iniesta scored the goal that gave Spain their first ever World Cup in South Africa. He also noted that thanks to Chechresov the team has made the impossible making it to the playoffs.

This was their first penalty shootout in World Cups, while for Spain this was their fourth. It was not to be.

He's won everything there is to win in the game and is expected to continue as captain for Spain's Euro 2020 campaign.

Spain was more urgent in extra time after being too passive when it dominated the ball in the 90 minutes of regular time. And then we drew Spain, I thought everything would end.

The king is a soccer fan who, as crown prince, attended the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg to see Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time. "VAR is there to help, and the referee did not whistle it".

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