Febregas reacts to Spain's ouster from Russian Federation

GETTYRoberto Martinez is currently manager of Belgium

"We have many great players for now and for the future", Hierro said.

It was a bitter blow from Spain and none more so than Andres Iniesta who announced his retirement after the game.

And the Spain captain - set to play under Lopetegui at Madrid - hinted he was unhappy with the decision to fire the coach, who was unbeaten during his two-year stay.

Although Tebas will not judge Real Madrid for their perceived role in Spain's nightmarish World Cup campaign, he did criticize Spanish federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales for acting "without much thought" in firing Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.

Iniesta declined to second-guess coach Fernando Hierro's decision to leave him on the bench until past the one-hour mark of Sunday's match.

Sergio Ramos and team of Spain look dejected during the FIFA World Cup Round of 26 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

The scorer of Spain's victor against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final added: "At an individual level a great period has finished". Overall it's probably the saddest day of my career.

Samsung Galaxy On6 with Infinity display launched in India for Rs 14,490
In the camera department, the Galaxy Tab S4 might come with a 7,300mAh battery that should give good enough battery life. Jio subscribers can also take advantage of Double Data offer on the first four recharges of Rs. 198 or higher.

The Muscovite twice denied Spain from the spot on Sunday, including kicking away Iago Aspas's final shot to help his team win the shootout 4-3 following a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

He was part of Spain's "golden generation" that won the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, and was also the scorer of the 116th minute winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands.

"Even so we maintained the cohesion, the strength of the group, the energy of a group of colleagues and friends, but the truth is that we have gone from more to less". I am leaving this World Cup with a awful pain.

"It hurts a lot but nobody should doubt that we'll be back to try again and again", the 32-year old defender said. "They are better than us in many ways so I don't believe we should risk going forward, and I think we chose the correct tactic".

The Russians, whose win triggered wild celebrations around the country, next face Croatia in the last eight, and Akinfeev said the euphoria would now need to subside.

"To all, thank you for making me a better team-mate and football player".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cristiano Ronaldo Agrees €100m Juventus Move
Jul 04, 2018 - 16:43
Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal were eliminated by Uruguay at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 30, 2018. Madrid have also denied making an offer for Mbappe's club team-mate Neymar .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England's Jesse Lingard hails Gareth Southgate's 'revolution' of team
Jul 03, 2018 - 01:37
Lingard praised his club manager Jose Mourinho for showing faith in him and giving him the chance to shine at Old Trafford.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James to wear No. 23 with Los Angeles Lakers
Jul 03, 2018 - 01:13
While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year.

Trump on trade: European Union 'possibly as bad as China'
Jul 03, 2018 - 00:23
At Trump's insistence, Canada, Mexico and the US are renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Commerce Department Friday, the European Union said tariffs on European cars and auto parts were unjustifiable.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Belgium vs. Japan - Football Match Report
Jul 03, 2018 - 00:18
Belgium looked visibly rattled despite Eden Hazard hitting the post nearly immediately in an attempt to draw the Red Devils level. Vertonghen too marked a milestone with his goal, a looping header from out wide that caught Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima cold.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top End of an era: Toys 'R' Us stores close for good
Jul 01, 2018 - 10:26
This seems to be linked to recent rumors of a Toys "R" Us reboot in the works, which surfaced from a Bloomberg report. Patty Van Fossan, a long-time employee from OH said of the closure: 'I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top George to remain with Thunder - Basketball
Jul 01, 2018 - 10:16
The Clippers also will soon meet with guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who played for the Lakers last season, an executive said . There had been much speculation leading up to the decision that George had been leaning toward re-signing with the Thunder.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What Should The San Antonio Spurs Do With Kawhi Leonard
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:45
Still, the Lakers continue to pester San Antonio about the former NBA Finals MVP. The San Antonio Spurs reportedly aren't in a hurry to trade Kawhi Leonard .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Some Democrats With Eye on 2020 Say, ‘Abolish ICE’
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:34
Homan was asked about the recent rhetoric from three New York Democrats: actress and gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon , Sen. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that immigration authorities must unite families separated along the border within 30 days.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:10
Messi only scored once in Russian Federation and is still yet to net in the knockout stages of a World Cup . Brazil played host to the 2014 tournament with Portugal suffering a humiliating group stage elimination.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9
Jul 01, 2018 - 07:00
June 30, 2018- President Donald Trump has already said he plans to pick a young Supreme Court justice who could serve for decades. Trump has narrowed his list of Supreme Court finalists to five candidates, including two women.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Edinson Cavani punishes Portugal with two brilliant goals
Jul 01, 2018 - 05:16
Cavani continued his run and Suarez curled the pass to the back post while Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro was watching. Suarez and Cavani combined brilliantly for the seventh-minute opener on Russia's Black Sea coast.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Donald Trump holds rally in Fargo, North Dakota on June 27
Jun 30, 2018 - 15:05
Trump has been hitting the road in recent weeks to support Republican candidates, especially those targeting sitting Democrats . When Trump and Heitkamp were still on friendly terms, the former reportedly asked her to change parties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mesut Ozil breaks silence after Germany's World Cup exit
Jun 30, 2018 - 13:43
They ran out of ideas against Iceland , were outplayed by Croatia and survived only thanks to a last-gasp win over Nigeria . Only Toni Kroos' 95th-minute victor spoilt an unbeaten record and Sweden responded with an emphatic win over Mexico .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sanju makes history, collects 34.75 crores on first day of release
Jun 30, 2018 - 12:49
While the first one is when Ranbir Kapoor says that he has had 350 girlfriends and to be precise 308 without counting prostitutes. But the actor has surely made a remarkable comeback since Sanju has become Ranbir Kapoor's highest opening day grosser.