Spain 3-4 Russia (pens) – Hosts Russia snatch improbable shootout win to send Spain out of World Cup

Spain 3-4 Russia (pens) – Hosts Russia snatch improbable shootout win to send Spain out of World Cup

Russia pulled off an improbable victory to stun Spain after extra time and penalties at Luzhniki Stadium to keep their home World Cup hopes alive.

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In the end, it was a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout that decided the game, scoring the winner after a Sergei Ignashevich goal and Artem Dzyuba penalty in normal time meant the two sides could not be separated after 120 minutes of football.

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With the result, Russia booked a quarterfinal date in Sochi on July 7 against either Croatia or Denmark in the day’s other last 16 tie.

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