Iniesta calls time on Spain after World Cup exit

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This theme continued at Euro 2016 and at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"We will party all night", said of the thousands of fans which gather on Zagreb's main square to watch the match.

"We're having a fantastic World Cup".

But Schmeichel made a smart save to keep the 1-1 stalemate intact through two hours of at times pedestrian football.

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said Russia's game plan had been to hold on for a penalty shootout after the host nation beat Spain on spot-kicks on Sunday (Jul 1) to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Ramos was involved early in pressuring Russia's Sergey Ignashevich into an own goal to give La Roja a flawless start, but the hosts equalised before the break when Artem Dzyuba converted a penalty awarded for a Gerard Pique handball.

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. A penalty was the only way they could cause us danger.

Spain have only themselves to blame for they never should have allowed this game to go into the Russian roulette of penalties.

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His place in Roja folklore was assured in 2010 upon hitting the winning goal in the World Cup final against Netherlands, while he also lifted European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012.

With 131 appearances, Iniesta was Spain's fourth-most-capped player, behind Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xavi Hernandez.

Ramos had a role in Spain's opening goal as Sergei Ignashevich converted into his own net trying to mark the Spaniard.

Vladimir Putin called King Felipe VI of Spain after a FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match between the two national teams.

"A wonderful period has come to an end". "I'm sure all of Spain are proud of us".

Spain joined Argentina, Portugal and Germany among the big guns to have been eliminated from this World Cup, but Iniesta said he believed the future for the Spain team was bright.

"This is a great victory for us, for the whole country, the soul of the country", Mikhail Sitner, 34, from Moscow, said.

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