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Spain had the World Cup at their mercy given a gentle side of the bracket but they were deservedly eliminated. EPA-MAHMOUD KHALED

Spain blame game begins after World Cup penalty heartache

Spain’s World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a major tournament.
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (R) dives for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018. Antonin THUILLIER - AFP

Igor Akinfeev stars as Russia stun Spain on penalties

Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw.
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Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Sergei Ignashevish's own goal gave Spain an early lead before Artem Dzyuba levelled, but neither side could find another breakthrough in extra time and Igor Akinfeev was Russia's hero of the hour, denying Koke and Iago Aspas in a dramatic shootout.
Spain v Morocco | Iago Aspas of Spain celebrates after scoring his goal | Getty Images

Spain level late against Morocco after VAR overturns late offside goal

Morocco were denied a shock World Cup win against Spain in their Group B finale on Monday when VAR overturned an offside call on a late Iago Aspas goal as the match finished 2-2.

Denmark to increase financial contribution to UNAIDS by one third

UNAIDS has expressed its sincere appreciation to Denmark for its long-standing support and welcomes its decision to increase its core contributions to UNAIDS.

World Cup: Spain united ahead of clash with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal

Spain captain Sergio Ramos and new coach Fernando Hierro displayed a united front as they looked ahead to Friday’s World Cup opener against Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal following an extraordinary 48 hours.

Julen Lopetegui warns Spain players over adjustment to video assistant referee

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has warned his players that they must be ready to adapt to the video assistant referee (VAR) system during the World Cup in Russia.

Spain’s Dani Carvajal still hoping to play at World Cup

Spain defender Dani Carvajal is still in contention to play at the World Cup, despite injuring his hamstring playing for Real Madrid against Liverpool on Saturday.

Liverpool’s Mo Salah, Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal injured in Champions League final

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah was in tears as he was forced to come off injured in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday, and Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal soon followed him into the tunnel.

Zinedine Zidane confident Cristiano Ronaldo will recover for Champions League final

Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play for Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

El Clasico: Isco, Carvajal out of Real Madrid’s squad against Barcelona

Real Madrid have named their 19-man squad for Sunday's El Clasico, with both Isco and Dani Carvajal missing out.

Real Madrid look to overcome Bayern Munich in Champions League semis

Zinedine Zidane may have won two consecutive Champions League titles but he refuses to admit a third would brand this his very own era at Real Madrid.

Kyle Walker: I want to become world’s best right-back

Kyle Walker insists he wants to be the best right-back in the world and believes Pep Guardiola's experience in helping his idols Philipp Lahm and Dani Alves will help.

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid ready for ‘game of the year’ against Bayern Munich

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team were ready for their "game of the year" in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal return against Bayern Munich, speaking after Saturday afternoon's uninspiring 2-1 La Liga victory at home to neighbours Leganes.

Real Madrid rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Leganes ahead of Bayern Munich return leg

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane gave Cristiano Ronaldo a day off on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

Cristiano Ronaldo? Real Madrid must worry about Robert Lewandowski – Jupp Heynckes

Jupp Heynckes says Real Madrid should worry about Robert Lewandowski just as much as Bayern Munich will be focused on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg.

Antoine Griezmann salvages point in Madrid derbi at Bernabeu

Real Madrid had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to city rivals Atletico as Antoine Griezmann struck to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal.

Zinedine Zidane: Cristiano Ronaldo one of the most beautiful players in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg.

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