Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals
02 July, 2018, 06:58 | Author: Regina Boyd
But Putin's decision not to personally attend Russia's first World Cup knockout game in the post-Soviet era fed suspicions that the Kremlin believed the team would lose.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, after Russian Federation knocked the 2010 champions out on penalties in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, that Putin - who watched the game on TV - had not put any pressure on the team to win.
The city had been gripped by World Cup fever since the beginning of the tournament, as fans arrived from across the globe including thousands from Latin America.
But Schmeichel made a smart save to keep the 1-1 stalemate intact through two hours of at times pedestrian football.
"It's very hard", Ramos said.
Spain dominated the match in terms of possession and territorial domination but posed very little threat to the host nation.
The 1-1 draw (4-3 in PKs) marks the first time Russian Federation has reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup since 1970, when it was known as the Soviet Union.
"We were hoping for penalties and that's what happened".
The Manchester United shot-stopper has not been at the level that has seen him become the number one choice for Spain having not conceded in just one game at the World Cup with just one save from the seven shots on goal.
Spain were knocked out of at the round of 16 stage following Sunday's penalty shootout loss to Russian Federation.
Despite his frequent fall outs with Sergio Ramos, the pair formed a truly unbelievable partnership and were impenetrable at their best, as Spain went about conquering Europe and the world.
It was the fifth time in a row a World Cup host nation has won a penalty shootout, Federation Internationale de Football Association said.
When Ivan Rakitic sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with the final penalty to send Croatia into the last 8, Croatian fans all around the world went insane.
Now is, therefore, a good time to look back at the awesome contribution of four Spanish legends, who helped turn Spain from perennial underachievers to world conquerors. "A group that has a big ambition to triumph and that is why I am happy about everything".
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