Spain are out of the World Cup. Just as Argentina, Portugal and Germany. They made over 1000 passes in this match but most of it was in and around the halfway point. When they did finally show urgency in extra-time, Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev seemed to have channeled the spirit of Lev Yashin keep Spain out. It went into penalties and in the battle between the in-form Akinfeev and the embattled David De Gea, the former prevailed. It was the first time ever that Russia were part of a penalty shootout in the World Cup. It is back to the drawing board now for Spain.
Spain vs Russia Live Score FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming: A few weeks ago, Spain vs Russia would have been a serious mismatch but what difference a month makes in football. Suddenly, Russia are brimming with confidence and Spain look patchy at best. The 2010 World Cup winners began with news of coach being sacked just two days before the tournament and the performance looks to have taken a hit. La Roja played a draw against Portugal (3-3) and then another against Morocco (2-2) but had scraped into the last-16 by then. Russia, meanwhile, the lowest ranked team at the start have certainly jumped leaps and bounds following 5-0 hammering of Saudi Arabia and then 3-1 against Egypt before Uruguay swept them to second in the group table in a 3-0 win.