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02 Mexico
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Spain's World Cup Journey Ended By Penalty Shoot-Out Loss

2018 World Cup Report: Spain v Russia 01 July 2018

By SL International - Jul 01, 2018 06:49 PM

2018 World Cup 

Result: Spain 1 (3) - (4)1 Russia

Date: 01 July 2018

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

Another big side were sent crashing out of the 2018 World Cup after Spain suffered a 4-3 penalty shootout defeat to tournament hosts Russia on Sunday.

Spain were dominating possession in the first 10 minutes of the encounter but they were prevented from creating clear chances by a robust Russia defence.

However, La Roja quickly grabbed the lead in the 12th minute through an own goal by Sergei Ignashevich after the defender got the last touch following a set-piece by Marco Asensio.

Fernando Hierro’s charges continued their dominance after 20 minutes but they could not get through the hosts’ defence in open play.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s men started to get out of their defensive shell towards half-an-hour but they could not get beyond just hovering outside Spain’s box.

However, Russia got a penalty five minutes before the break when Gerard Piquè was penalised for a raised arm, and Artem Dzyuba stepped up to equalise from the spot, 1-1.

La Roja were desperate for an early goal in the second stanza, pressurising the tournament hosts but they were repelled over and over.

Russia were defending deep in their own half and gave La Roja too much space to pick out their passes, although they limited their opponents to shots from outside the box.

The 2010 champions were still struggling to get through the Russia defence with a quarter of an hour remaining, even with the introduction of Andres Iniesta and Iago Aspas,

Iniesta nearly got the winner for Spain in the closing stages with a half-volley from outside the box but goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made a good save.

There was no denying extra-time in the end as the two sides could not be separated.

Neither side could carve out clear-cut openings in either of the two added halves, despite Spain's dominance, which forced the clash into a penalty shoot-out.

However, it was the hosts who held their nerve to triumph in the shoot-out and progress to the quarterfinals after two saves from Akinfeev.


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☆barca_4sky☆ Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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☆barca_4sky☆ Jul 02, 2018 12:12 AM
Pointless passing, directionless possession ..got punished. It's Amaizing all these so called big nations who haven't perfomed on this tornament are all out. .Argentina, Portugal, Spain and Germany..the countries that stands in Brazil way of winning this world cup it's Belgium n France.
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MILLIE DUMA Jul 01, 2018 11:46 PM
Nxx those Spanish players are gud for nothing,let da coach replace those Madalas,abo Pirque/Ramos &Inieasta's
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 01, 2018 10:43 PM
if I were to borrow from a very interesting coach I'd say "football can kill you....REAL DEATH" Kasper Schmeichel sensational
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Dave1992 Jul 01, 2018 10:04 PM
This World Cup has been insane
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Boris Becker Jul 01, 2018 09:19 PM
I had this feeling. Who's next?
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The final will be like Maritzburg against Platinum Stars
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Ricworld Jul 01, 2018 09:00 PM
Messi,Ronaldo,Ramos,Pique and Iniesta are all out wow! Ractic and Modric might also go out as well....what a WC! Hilarious indeed.
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lpidodo10 Jul 01, 2018 08:49 PM
They lacked a David villa type forward a ball playing one
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downzzz Jul 01, 2018 08:14 PM
Thanks Rassia hpe pitso watch these games parkng bus is part of the game u must hv plan B spain fail qha
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Tsho!!
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Englnd will follow you soon watch de space.
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The yellow machine Jul 01, 2018 07:57 PM
Kusazoba lit ngempela la, Brazil are next to catch a flight back home and watch France lifting the world cup
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MSHUMAYELI Jul 01, 2018 07:54 PM
Spain fail to impress once again no plan B
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blackmeteor Jul 01, 2018 07:33 PM
@fanist Spain did not deserve to win.......their attack was toothless and proof that ball-possession alone does not win games ......they needed to do more. Well done to Russia, they punched way above their weight tonight.
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The hosts
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@Deftman05, ONE IDIOT ZIMBAMBWEAN FC IS TRYING TO TELL US ABOUT USELESS BILLIAT
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fanist Jul 01, 2018 07:23 PM
The only team I'm sure can exploit Russia is Brazil with pace,unlike Spain who are more strong in keeping position. Brazil crush teams by pace strongly and tactics not by just position of which Russian were able to defend them.
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@Hlasela_Khosi, PLEASE DON'T BRING BORING TOPICS HERE OF USELESS KHAMA BILLIAT AND USELESS ZIMBAMBWEANS FC, WE ARE WATCHING GREAT GLOBAL PLAYERS HERE NOT A ZOO
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Deftman05 Jul 01, 2018 07:18 PM
What matters is the result at the end of the game, therefore having a great game plan is what the Russian team has displayed. Bloggers brace yourself for another game of high intensity, work ethic, creativity and discipline.
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Mtwesi Jul 01, 2018 07:16 PM
See you in catha boys

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