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Spanish sports journalist Eduardo Castelo made disparaging comments about the Russian team, reviewing the match of 1/8 final of the world championship between Russian national team and Spain. The article was published in the newspaper El Mundo.
“Spain failed to score against the weaker team. She had no soul, no strength to overcome one of the weakest rivals in the history of the tournament”, — the newspaper notes. According to the author, the penalty shootout is Russian roulette, in which the owners were more fortunate.
July 1, the Spanish team lost to the Russians in the match of 1/8 final of the world Cup. At the end of normal time or extra time winner could not be determined (1:1). In the penalty shoot-out Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev parried two blows, for the first time in history brought the national team to the quarterfinals of the world Cup.
Team Russia in the next stage of the tournament will play against Croatia. Match 1/4 finals will be held July 7 in Sochi. The meeting will begin at 21:00 Moscow time.
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