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World Cup 2018 Report: Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties) - Akinfeev the shoot-out hero in huge World Cup shock


Koke and Iago Aspas missed for Spain as Russia produced a huge World Cup shock to move into the quarter-finals after shoot-out success



Igor Akinfeev was Russia's hero after saving two penalties in a shoot-out to sensationally dump Spain out of the World Cup and book the hosts a place in the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Moscow.

Koke and Iago Aspas were denied by the Russia goalkeeper as 2010 champions Spain, who dominated possession without creating clear chances, were defeated 4-3 on penalties.

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Japan boss Akira Nishino admits 'risky' tactics to rely on other result



Japan coach Akira Nishino said he didn't intend to settle for a 1-0 defeat to Poland that saw his team nevertheless advance to the World Cup round of 16, calling his reliance on their fair play fortune "a very tough and risky situation."

Jeers rained down on Japan in Volgograd as they spent most of the second half controlling the ball in their own half as they knew the results would see them through as group runners-up at the expense of Senegal, who lost out because of the disciplinary record tiebreaker.

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World Cup 2018: James Rodriguez injury of 'extreme concern' to Colombia coach

James Rodriguez provided two assists during Colombia's 3-0 win over Poland - but injury brought a premature end to his night against Senegal



Colombia coach Jose Pekerman says he is "extremely concerned" about an injury to James Rodriguez, who came off in the 1-0 World Cup win over Senegal.

The South Americans play England in the last 16 on Tuesday and 2014 Golden Boot winner Rodriguez is already a doubt.

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World Cup 2018 Report: Japan through on fair play rule despite defeat by Poland




Japan reached the last 16 of the World Cup by having a better disciplinary record than Senegal - after losing to Poland in their final Group H game.

The match finished in farcical fashion, with both sides happy to play the ball around at the back for much of the final quarter.

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World Cup 2018 Report: Colombia progress as Senegal go out



Mina header gives Colombia victory and sends Senegal out


Yerry Mina's second-half header sent Colombia into a last-16 tie with England at the World Cup at the expense of Senegal, who lost out to Japan having received more yellow cards.

Senegal spent the final 20 minutes pushing for an equaliser which would have sent the African side through - Aliou Cisse's side were level with Japan in terms of points and goal difference, but crucially not yellow cards.

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