Spain Are Out Of The World Cup 2018

One of the biggest shockers of the World Cup 2018 has just happened - Spain have been sent packing after a tense penalty shoot out against Russia.

First it was Germany, then Portugal and now Spain have lost a game which has knocked them out of the competition.

This really could mean, it's coming home. There, we said it again.

Koke and Iago Aspas were the villains for Spain as Russia went through to the World Cup quarter finals after a nail-biting few minutes.

World Cup hosts Russia, and one of the tournament favourites Spain, played out the most boring game of the knockout stages so far as the two sides couldn't be separated in normal time.

Many worried before the tournament about Russia not getting past the Group Stages. Despite being drawn in an easy group, the hosts were the worst ranked side according to FIFA going into the tournament.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But, they played very well in their first two games and booked a last 16 tie against 2010 World Cup winners Spain, themselves lucky to top the group and arguably lucky to even go through.

Spain were expected to find the match easy and dominated not just the early exchanges but the whole match and scored after 12 minutes when Sergei Ignashevich put the ball into his own net, no matter how much Sergio Ramos wanted to claim it.

And some big names have been weighing in on Ramos' celebrations, including former England and Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand.

Ferdy tweeted, 'Ramos celebrating the OG' alongside several of the crying/laughing emoji. Clearly Rio was tickled by Sergio's attempts to claim a goal that obviously wasn't his.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Spain were then denied a penalty with five minutes to go. Both Pique and Ramos seemed to be held in the box at a free kick and neither the ref or VAR thought there was an issue - despite everyone else thinking otherwise.

And so it went to good old penalties.

Russia converted all four of their spot kicks as Iago Aspas and Koke both had theirs saved meaning that the hosts shocked the world to go through to a quarter final for the first time since 1970.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Now, Russia will play next Saturday (7 July) at 7pm against the winner of Croatia vs Denmark.

We've said it much more than once and we'll say it again - England are bringing it home, LADs.

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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