Argentina and Portugal's eliminations from the World Cup on Saturday has led to much talk over the global futures of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
"We were hoping for penalties", Akinfeev said.
Russia's goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev, made an incredible save with his foot on Spain's final kick. In extra-time we did everything, again - kept the ball.
"Like the entire country, Putin watched the game from the very beginning to the very end and supported the team", Peskov said.
Spain dominated the match in terms of possession and territorial domination but posed very little threat to the host nation.
Spain lost to Russian Federation 3-4 in a penalty shootout after being held to a 1-1 draw after extra time in their round of 16 match in Moscow. It was the first match of the tournament to go to penalty kicks. I can safely say that we can all look each other in the eye.
Now 2010 champions Spain have followed these favourites out of the World Cup revolving door after they were stunned by hosts Russian Federation in the last 16 in front of 78,011 fans at the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday.
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But had Simona Halep not played with the level of mental strength as she did, Stephens would have probably won her second Major. Because I think ten years from now I think more and more players will want to have families and then coming back.
Iniesta scored the World Cup-winning goal in extra time back in 2010, and also played an integral part in both the Euro-winning sides in 2008 and 2012.
"Incredible. The last 10 minutes of the match I lost 10 years of my life but in the end, we are through to the quarterfinal".
When Spain took the lead against Russian Federation through a Sergei Ignashevich own goal in the 12th minute, it was presumed they would ease to a comfortable victory to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Spain had taken the lead when Marco Asensio's curling free-kick into the six-yard area hit the ankle of Sergei Ignashevich, who was marking Sergio Ramos, and flew into the net. Instead, Artem Dzyuba levelled the scores from the penalty spot before half-time as La Roja were continually frustrated in their attempts to break down the hosts' well-manned rearguard.
'This was my last game for Spain, ' Iniesta told reporters. "We left our pride and soul out there".
"We have our identity which is because of the type of players we have", he said when asked about the playing style.