Hilarious Twitter Reactions on Russia Upsetting Spain in The Most Thrilling Match of World Cup 2018

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We have a saying in Russia, Stanislav Cherchesov told reporters from behind his fearsome mustache on Saturday afternoon. “Anyone,” said the coach of Russia’s World Cup team, “can be a god if he tries.” The statement — a day before Russia would play Spain in the World Cup’s round of 16 — was both pushback and premonition. Cherchesov knew what everyone was thinking: that his Russian team, the lowest-ranked in the field, had done well up until now as the host of the World Cup, but would surely reach the end of the line when it took on Spain, a former world and European champion.

By all measures, Spain should have won. They completed 1,029 passes to Russia’s 202 and dominated possession throughout. They had the more talented players and more experience. They had the pedigree.

Spain captain Sergio Ramos admitted it was “very hard” to take his country’s “painful” World Cup exit to Russia on penalties after Sunday’s round of 16 game in Moscow finished 1-1 after extra-time.

“It’s very hard,” Ramos said. “Whenever you are knocked out of a World Cup, it is very painful. The team did everything possible, to try and prove ourselves again. It was not to be.

“We could not do more — we gave everything. A penalty was the only way they could cause us danger. In extra-time we did everything, again — kept the ball.

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


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