Andres Iniesta retires from worldwide football after 2018 World Cup exit

Leroy Wright
July 4, 2018

"The important thing is to get back to successful ways, which isn't always an easy thing to do".

Meanwhile, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who conceded the penalty Russian Federation equalised with, previously stated he would retire from national team duty after the tournament.

They are without a coach and are soon set to be without numerous players that have been part of the furniture for so long.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Russia Training - Russia Training Camp, Moscow Region, Russia - July 3 2018 Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev during training.

"I believe that it's only the beginning so I have to save my emotions for the future", said Cherchesov, who at times gestured towards the crowd to lift the noise levels.

The result is a disaster for Spain, whose preparations for the World Cup were wrecked when their manager Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament after he took the vacant Real Madrid coach's job.

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"You have (Andres) Iniesta, (David) Silva, you can not really find better names or better players in these positions".

"We're going home after 24 matches without losing", Hierro said.

Rubiales has another hard decision to make now - whether to keep Hierro or bring on another coach to continue revamping the national team. "I'm convinced that 99 per cent would say that Spain have been much better [than Russia]".

The holographic image on the 100-ruble note, which celebrates the 2018 Fifa World Cup, shows a player kicking the ball in a similar fashion to Akinfeev. "But you can be calm when you know you have acted with responsibility, conviction and values". He also made a bad mistake in the opener against Portugal, letting a weak shot from Cristiano Ronaldo go underneath him for a goal. He was also selected in the Team of the Tournament.

The team's reserve goalkeepers at the World Cup were veteran Pepe Reina and youngster Kepa Arrizabalaga.

"What I am clear about is that I'm proud of the way Hierro and his staff have behaved", Rubiales nevertheless declared.

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