Putin congratulates Russian Federation for World Cup win over Spain

The World Cup's lowest-ranked team now advances a quarterfinal against Croatia or Denmark in Sochi on Sunday.

Instead, Spain seemed entirely incapable on increasing the pace as, minute by minute, home hopes grew from a long-shot dream, through a gradual realisation that their highly-ranked rivals were not actually that risky, to eventual delirious celebration.

"I just feel emptied out", Akinfeev said.

Perennial underachievers on the global stage, Spain rid themselves of that tag during a glorious cycle between 2008 and 2012 when they won back-to-back European Championships and a first World Cup. That run was ended days later by a Spain team beginning its era of dominance.

Spain has now failed to win a knockout game at three major tournaments since it won Euro 2012. The veteran Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and nearly won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev.

"Spain have been so successful with that style of possession football but there comes a time when you have to get the ball into the strikers".

Former captain tips England to win World Cup
There is an optimism in the air that this time we won't exit the World Cup so embarrassingly, we might even go all the way. There's no squabbling in the camp, there's no cliques in the camp".

Thousands in India protest rape of child
CCTV footage, accessed from nearby shops, showed her walking away with one of the accused. Every day, newspapers carry fresh stories of sexual violence against women.

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It noted that Hiaasen was the brother of Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist and best-selling author. Acting Police Chief William Krampf of Anne Arundel County said the gunman "looked for his victims ".

Akinfeev pushed away a 109th-minute shot from substitute Rodrigo who ran hard at goal from near the halfway line.

There was one "Spaniard" celebrating at the end of the last 16 tie with Russian Federation and it was Denis Cheryshev who has played all his club career in Spain but plays for the opposition at worldwide level.

Spain dominated the ball during the game - completing more than 1,000 passes - but was too passive against a well-organized Russian defence.

Spain, which was a favorite to win the tournament, came out strong with a goal off Russia's Sergei Ignashevish's foot, but then evened the match with a goal of his own. Pique's complaints were wasted.

There is no denying that De Gea is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world and his consistent feats of brilliance between the sticks of Manchester United over the years have placed him as the very best in the eyes of several supporters.

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