Russians flood the streets to celebrate historic World Cup win over Spain


Spain's exit from the 2018 World Cup will be remembered as an abject failure with Russian Federation eliminating La Roja on penalties, and Spain will now be stuck on 99 World Cup goals until at least Qatar 2022.

Following the loss Iniesta said to the reporters: "It's a reality that is my last game with the national team". A marvellous spell is over.

The 34-year-old announced he had played his last game for his country following his country's shock penalty-shootout defeat in Moscow, adding: "Sometimes, the end is not as you dreamed it".

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid follow just behind with 18 and 13, respectively, and the first Spaniard to ever find the net at a World Cup was none other than Athletic Club's Alejandro Irarragorri in 1934, the nation's debut appearance.

The midfielder started on the bench against Russian Federation, with Fernando Hierro opting to leave him out of the starting XI in favour of Asensio. "It's a hard moment, one we have been through on various occasions - we weren't capable of going that little bit extra".

'On a personal level, it wasn't my dream farewell, but these things happen in life'.

And the hosts punished Spain as Artyom Dzyuba converted from the penalty spot.

The World Cup and two-time European Championship victor begged on the BBC for his country to change tact on the field following their premature exit.

Vladimir Putin called King Felipe VI of Spain after a FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match between the two national teams. We will be back at big tournaments again.