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#SPARUS thoughts: Football can be cruel sometimes. Spain clearly the much better side, completing around 500+ more passes, at least 16 more shots than Russia, and they're the ones going home. In penalty shootouts, luck is very much a factor. At that point it was 50/50 odds, maybe
even greater odds Russia advances given they have momentum as the host country. Although Spain outplayed Russia, it was not an impressive display from the 2010 champions. Lots of possession with no end product. Give credit to Russia for their impressive defensive shape and....
fortitude to survive. I will say it looked like Spain were robbed of a pk in the 2nd half of extra time, but to be fair it would have been an unfitting end to such a dramatic match (Spain doesn't care about that though). Golovin is the real deal. As a Chelsea fan I'd love to see
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This Russian defensive effort is impressive. Not pretty, but there is something entertaining about these scrappy, suspensey matches. #SPARUS #WorldCup
Apparently the Russians (even in Soviet times) were never involved in a #WorldCup penalty shoot out.
The underdog thing has kicked in. I'm involuntarily rooting for the Russians. #penalties #SPARUS #WorldCup
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