As It Happened: Spain’s Shock Exit

Spain was supposed to be celebrating an easy path to the next round of the World Cup. Instead, Russia delivered a surprise elimination.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Andres Iniesta of Spain looks dejected following his sides defeat 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Sergey Ignashevich of Russia scores an own goal to put Spain in front 1-0 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. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Sergey Ignashevich of Russia scores an own goal to put Spain in front 1-0 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. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Sergey Ignashevich of Russia scores an own goal to put Spain in front 1-0 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Sergio Ramos of Spain celebrates after Sergey Ignashevich of Russia scores an own goal for Spain's first goal 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. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: A fan enjoys the pre-match atmosphere ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Gerard Pique of Spain handles the ball inside the penalty area, leading to a penalty awarded to Russia 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. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Artem Dzyuba and Alan Dzagoev of Russia encourage the crowd 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Gerard Pique of Spain is shown a yellow card by referee, Björn Kuipers 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores a penalty past David De Gea of Spain for his team's first goal 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrates after scoring his team's first goal 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Russia's Artyom Dzyuba celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018.
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrates after scoring his team's first goal 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Fans enjoy the pre-match atmosphere ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Fans enjoy the pre-match atmosphere ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: A Russia fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrates after scoring his team's first goal 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Sergio Ramos of Spain is challenged Fedor Smolov of Russia 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Isco of Spain runs with the ball 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. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos and Rodrigo of Spain battle with the Russia players in the box 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Fedor Smolov of Russia is challenged by Jordi Alba of Spain 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Andres Iniesta of Spain runs with the ball 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. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Jordi Alba of Spain is challenged by Aleksandr Golovin of Russia 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. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Roman Zobnin of Russia tackles David Silva of Spain 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Gerard Pique of Spain scores his team's second 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. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Igor Akinfeev of Russia saves an shot by Andres Iniesta of Spain 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. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Players of Russia form a huddle before the penalty shootout 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: players of Spain form a huddle before the extra time 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Sergey Ignashevich of Russia scores his team's second 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Koke of Spain misses his team's third 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. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: 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. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev catches a penalty shot during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Igor Akinfeev of Russia saves the fifth penalty from Iago Aspas 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. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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Spain's Andres Iniesta, right, watches with teammates after Spain were defeated in a penalty shoot out by Russia in the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Spain players look dejected during penalty shoot out 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. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Koke of Spain reacts after missing his team's third 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. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Andres Iniesta, Koke, and Gerard Pique of Spain look dejected following their sides defeat 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. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Spain's Andres Iniesta, right, watches with teammates after Spain were defeated in a penalty shoot out by Russia in the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Igor Akinfeev of Russia celebrates his team's victory 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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Members of the Russian team, led by Russia's Fyodor Smolov, right, celebrate after defeating Spain in a penalty shoot out during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Russia players celebrate following their sides victory in a 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. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Russia players celebrate following their sides victory 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. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: A Russia fan celebrates 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. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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