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Cesc Fabregas is left "speechless" as Spain exit the 2018 World Cup to hosts Russian Federation on Sunday afternoon.

Hierro said that Spain did everything right but that "football is like that" after his side dominated the tie over 120 minutes only to go out on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

You asked me about the same thing after the last game we won and I said the same thing, we have started a journey and now we have to continue on it with calmly and responsibly.

Spain completed 1056 passes across the 120 minutes of play in their match against Russian Federation, and also managed 1013 touches of the ball in regulation time.

Andres Iniesta retired from global football last night after Spain crashed out of World Cup against Russian Federation.

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"We were hoping for penalties and that's what happened".

This was their first penalty shootout in World Cups, while for Spain this was their fourth.

Among the favourites for the trophy heading into the tournament, Spain joined the likes of Germany, Portugal and Argentina in making an early exit when Igor Akinfeev kept out Iago Aspas' penalty in Moscow.

There is no denying that De Gea is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world and his consistent feats of brilliance between the sticks of Manchester United over the years have placed him as the very best in the eyes of several supporters. "We left our pride and soul out there". I can safely say that we can all look each other in the eye. "I'm sure all of Spain are proud of us".

Spain had a loud claim for a penalty late in extra time, with both Ramos and Pique appearing to be pulled back during a set piece, although referee Bjorn Kuipers did not see a foul even after consulting the video assistant referee system.

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