Andres Iniesta announces his global retirement

02 July, 2018, 06:54 | Author: Julian Swanson
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"It is more complicated than what it seems".

We were hoping for penalties.

Croatia has never reached the World Cup final so just imagine what the party scene would be like if that happened. In extra-time we did everything, again - kept the ball.

The match ended 1-1 following extra-time and Russian Federation won 4-3 in a penalty shootout after Iago Aspas' effort was saved by Igor Akinfeev.

Putin was unable to attend the game against Spain at Russia's flagship Luzhniki stadium in Moscow because of his busy schedule, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency, adding Putin watched the game remotely. A penalty was the only way they could cause us danger.

Besides the penalty kicks in the shootout, there were only a total of seven shots on target at his goal through the tournament, and he conceded goals to six of them, including three to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spain legend Andres Iniesta confirmed his retirement from worldwide football following his nation's round-of-16 elimination to Russian Federation.

"This morning I was very nervous, but now it is time to celebrate".

His place in Roja folklore was assured in 2010 upon hitting the winning goal in the World Cup final against Netherlands, while he also lifted European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012.

Despite his frequent fall outs with Sergio Ramos, the pair formed a truly unbelievable partnership and were impenetrable at their best, as Spain went about conquering Europe and the world.

It all looked to be going well for Fernando Heirro's men when Sergei Ignashevich deflected the ball into his own net inside 12 minutes, but a moment of madness from Gerard Pique gave Russian Federation the opportunity to equalise from the penalty spot.

Now is, therefore, a good time to look back at the fantastic contribution of four Spanish legends, who helped turn Spain from perennial underachievers to world conquerors.

And he told Radio Estadio afterward yesterday's match: "This was my last game for Spain".

"A wonderful period has come to an end".

"Penalties are a lottery - and we lost today, but I am very proud of these players as captain".

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