Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties)

Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties)

Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties)

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was the shootout hero as his saves sent Russian Federation into the World Cup quarter-finals - but a clip has emerged suggesting striker Artem Dzyuba may have taught him the stunning stop that sent Spain packing.

Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved the spot kicks from Koke and and Iago Aspas while Fedor Smolov, Sergey Ignashevich, Aleksandr Golovin and Denis Cheryshev scored.

"I just feel emptied out", Akinfeev said.

More than 74 percent possession, an astonishing 1,137 passes and utter territorial domination, yet the only statistic that counted in the end for Spain was the two penalties they missed after they strangled themselves out of the World Cup on Sunday.

Artem Dzyuba equalised with a penalty shortly before half-time after Spain defender Gerard Pique was punished for a handball.

The World Cup's lowest-ranked team now advances a quarterfinal against Croatia or Denmark in Sochi on Sunday.

De Gea's miserable World Cup was complete as he was beaten by all four Russian Federation penalties, piling the pressure on Aspas, who saw his effort diverted away by the leg of home hero Akinfeev.

Russia, ranked No.57 in the world by Federation Internationale de Football Association, qualified for the World Cup only because it is hosting the tournament.

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Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksandr Golovin and Chernyshev all followed suit as Akinfeev saved from Koke.

Man-of-the-match Akinfeev denied Spain's Diego Costa a clear chance on goal in the 44th minute, and at the stroke of half-time, his sharp reflexes were on display again as he dived on the far right corner to keep out Diego Costa's header after Paul Isco had sent in a cross from the left wing.

Akinfeev saved a awful Koke penalty to put Russian Federation in control and with David de Gea unable to stop any of the four kicks he faced, Aspas' effort was brilliantly blocked by the goalkeeper to spark chaotic celebrations.

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio described Brazil as the best team in the world, but insists his players will attack, despite the tricky draw. This is football. We had more possession, got to their area much more.

Akinfeev's foot kept Russia's party going Sunday night, ended the global 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. "We believed that order, discipline and dedication can beat class".

With 35 minutes on the clock Spain had made 300 passes to the 63 of Russian Federation but had not mustered a single effort on target and led only through Sergei Ignashevich's comical own goal.

This is the best performance by Russian Federation since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Left-back Marcelo will be absent for the five-time champions in Samara after he was forced off injured in the final group game against Serbia, with Felipe Luis set to deputise.

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