FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia beat Spain on penalties at World Cup - photos

Host nation Russia stunned 2010 winners Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, holding their nerve in scenes of high drama in Moscow. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was the hero, saving spot-kicks from Koke and Iago Aspas as Russia won 4-3, sparking emotional scenes as the rain poured down at the Luzhniki stadium.
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Igor Akinfeev of Russia saves the third penalty from Koke of Spain in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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Igor Akinfeev of Russia is celebrated by team mates following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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Koke of Spain looks dejected following his sides defeat, in which he missed a penalty, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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Iago Aspas of Spain misses his team's fifth penalty in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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Spain's coach Fernando Hierro shouts from the sideline 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.
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Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (R) celebrates with Russia's coach Stanislav Cherchesov after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018.
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Russia's fans celebrate in central Moscow after Russia won the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Spain on July 1, 2018.
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Russia's midfielder Denis Cheryshev reacts after scoring in a penalty shootout 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.
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Russia's midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin (L), Russia's defender Vladimir Granat (2ndL), Russia's forward Fedor Smolov (2ndR) and Russia's midfielder Aleksandr Golovin celebrate their victory at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018.
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Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (2ndR), Spain's defender Gerard Pique (L) and Spain's midfielder Sergio Busquets (R) appeal for a penalty 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.
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Russia's defender Sergey Ignashevich reacts after scoring an own goal as Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (R) and Spain's defender Gerard Pique (C) celebrate 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.
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Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta falls 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.
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Spain's forward Diego Costa (C) vies with Russia's defender Fyodor Kudryashov 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.
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Russia's forward Artem Dzyuba (R) celebrates after scoring a penalty kick 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.
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Russia's forward Artem Dzyuba (2nd L) heads the ball into the arm of Spain's defender Gerard Pique (2nd R) 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.