Hosts, Russia Knock Out Spain On 4-3 Penalties, Against Predictions

Host Russia recorded a rare feat in the ongoing World Cup as they knocked out tournament favourites, Spain in the round of sixteen against all predictions.

The match ended 1-1 but the Russian goalkeeper, Akinfeev made the difference in he penalty shoot out with him saving two to reduce the chances of Spain going into the next round of eight,

Russia would look for opportunities from set-pieces and defend very well, and that is exactly what they did. The number of times we have seen Spain play stubborn sides like this and break them down with sharp and incisive passes, but today they couldn’t break them down.