Russian Fans Celebrate FIFA World Cup Victory Over Spain in Moscow

Russian Fans Celebrate FIFA World Cup Victory Over Spain in Moscow

FIFA World Cup 2018

Video Editor: Abhishek Sharma

Stretching every part of his body out into a star shape and diving to his right, Igor Akinfeev flicked out his left foot and kicked the ball high away from danger.

Akinfeev's foot kept Russia's party going Sunday night, ended the international career of one of Spain's biggest stars and sealed the biggest upset of the tournament and one of the greatest in World Cup history.

Akinfeev saved two shots during the shootout, while all of his teammates scored to give Russia a 4-3 advantage after a draw that was dominated by Spain in every way but the 1-1 score. Russia – the lowest ranked team in the World Cup at Number 70 in the world – is stunningly going to the quarter-finals to face Croatia on Saturday.

Millions of Russian fans, many of whom were mocking this team just a couple of weeks ago, are jumping loudly on the bandwagon.

We’re hosting a fantastic tournament. I think our fans and foreign fans have recognised that we’re a country that can play football and organize big events.
Igor Akinfeev

Watch Russian fans celebrate the incredible round of 16 victory in Moscow in the video above.

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