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Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has announced his retirement

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"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 host team won an astonishing upset victory over Spain by prevailing in a penalty shootout.

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.

Spain became the first team since at least 1966 to make over 1,000 passes in a World Cup game, but created very few clear chances over the 120 minutes.

Koke and Iago Aspas then both failed in the shoot-out, marking a disappointing end to the midfielder's glorious Spain career.

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.

Ramos hasn't ruled out another World Cup with Spain in Qatar.

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But Crespo - who scored 35 goals in 64 games for Argentina - said the dependance made complete sense. We knew it was going to be a hard afternoon, but fortunately we have achieved our aim.

Rewarded with a sponsor's trophy, Akinfeev acknowledged the part played by an 78,000 crowd in Moscow: "I'm not the man of the match, the man of the match is our team - and our fans". In extra-time we did everything, again - kept the ball.

Putin called Russian Federation boss Stanislav Cherchesov before the hosts defeated the 2010 champions on penalties.

David de Gea has not had the best World Cup.

"Honestly, before the tournament I had very low expectations, everyone was just hoping to God that we would get out of the group stage".

"Penalties are a lottery - and we lost today, but I am very proud of these players as captain".

The Kremlin also said King Felipe congratulated Putin on the hosts' win, while also having time for "a short exchange of opinions about issues of further development of bilateral relations".



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