Russia defeated Spain on penalties to earn victory after the inaugural shootout of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Koke saw his effort saved by Igor Akinfeev, before Iago Aspas's unsuccessful spot kick sent the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow into delirium.
Experiencing such internal hardships just days ahead of the World Cup 2018, Spain so far showed that they are still good enough to go into the last 16.
However, stern test now arrives for La Furia Roja as they're facing up against host nation, Russia, which put on a quite impressive performances during their first two group matches.
Spain made their way into the knock out stage of FIFA World Cup 2018 as group winner, but it was not without a dramatic scene as they were only drawing 2-2 against Morocco.
Playing against Atlas Lions on their final group match, La Furia Roja were expected to pick maximum points without much concern.
Being one of the favorites to with World Cup 2018, Spain are yet to secure their qualifying spot after only picking up four points from their previous two games.
That's why Fernando Hierro's side are set to secure their path into the next round this Monday when they face up against Morocco, which are already eliminated.
IR Iran and Spain rounded off Matchday 2 in Group B, with La Roja securing a deserved 1-0 win to record their first victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Spain earn first win at Russia 2018, Diego Costa nets his third goal in two games.
Spain opened their chance in advancing into the knock out stage of FIFA World Cup 2018 following their slender 1-0 victory over Iran on Wednesday.
Needing a win to open their path into the second round, La Furia Roja immediately took control of the game with their possession based football.
Portugal skipper and super star, Cristiano Ronaldo, never seems to stop stunning football fans with his wonderful goal scoring qualities.
He once again proved his ability in the biggest stage, following his hat-trick against Spain on Friday, which helped his side in getting an important point.
Cristiano Ronaldo never seems to stop showcasing his quality as he has just netted a hat-trick that rescued his national team, Portugal from a potential defeat against Spain.
Playing in their opening group game fixture, Selecao das Quinas had a roller coaster feel from going up twice and almost losing it, before Ronaldo salvaged a 3-3 draw with his majestic equalizing goal.
Spain national team suddenly finding themselves in such intriguing problem just before they start their World Cup 2018 campaign with Julen Lopetegui's firing as their head coach, who was then replaced by Fernando Hierro.
Just shortly after announcing the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as their head coach, Spain national team immediately picked a replacement, appointing former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro as their boss in Russia.