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Spanish legends we might not see after the 2018 World Cup

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Angelica Greene | 02 July, 2018, 06:56

"The reality is that this was my last match with the national team", the 34-year-old Iniesta said.

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.

Sergio Ramos was the first Spanish player to talk to the media following Spain's elimination from the World Cup.

Of the starting eleven against Russian Federation, only Marco Asensio will be younger than 30 by the time the next World Cup comes around. Russian Federation won a World Cup knockout game for the first time since the Soviet Union in 1966, defeating Spain 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie. In extra-time we did everything, again - kept the ball. A penalty was the only way they could cause us danger.

Koke and Iago Aspas then both failed in the shoot-out, marking a disappointing end to the midfielder's glorious Spain career. I can safely say that we can all look each other in the eye.

Spain's dominance will do nothing to ease the disappointment following what can now be judged as a truly farcical World Cup campaign.

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This match could well be a dud. "That would mean we top the group and we would go into whatever game we go into moving forward". If you do not play to win, you are cheating your opponents, deceiving those who are watching, and also fooling yourself.

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Argentina has only one point from two matches after drawing 1-1 with Iceland and recording an embarrassing 0-3 loss to Croatia. Argentina . "There is nothing I can pay them for the past seasons I've been with them other than to say "thank you very much".

Legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel could not contain his emotions on seeing his son Kasper save three penalty shots in a tense game between Denmark and Croatia that went into the extra time and an eventual shootout.

"A wonderful period has come to an end".

Tens of thousands of fans in the capital's Federation Internationale de Football Association fan fest crowded around several huge screens as they witnessed what many of them would have believed unthinkable before the match.

Discussing his worldwide future in January, Pique said: "Yes, I will leave the national team after the World Cup".

"We have been the better team and we leave with the feeling that we have been eliminated by an opponent who had not played at our level", Rubiales said. "A group that has a big ambition to triumph and that is why I am happy about everything". 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.

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