Igor Akinfeev

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A dejected Russia fan at the end of the  World Cup quarter-final against Croatia in Sochi. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Before football comes home, it had to stop by the beach. Russia fans had one last chance on Saturday night to savour a squad that had already shattere(...)

King Felipe VI of Spain, Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev at the World Cup match between Spain and Russia in Moscow. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/EPA

When Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev blocked Spain’s final strike in a penalty shoot-out on Sunday, it seemed as if not just the cavernous Luzhniki S(...)

Spain’s midfielder Koke reacts after missing a penalty kick during the penalty shoot-out ag-ainst Russia  at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty

Vladimir Putin was meant to be at the Luzhniki to see Russia versus Spain, but when Fifa released the VIP guest-list it turned out that the ranking Ru(...)

 Spain’s head coach Fernando Hierro reacts after the penalty shootout defeat to Russia in the  World Cup round of 16 match in Moscow. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales insists he has no regrets over the decision to sack coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World (...)

Igor Akinfeev saves from Iago Aspas. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, Russia won 4-3 on penalties) When the moment came, nerves taking hold of the Luzhniki Stadium, 144 million Russians and so man(...)

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates his team’s second goal at the Samara Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Uruguay 3 Russia 0 The opinion among Russia’s more phlegmatic observers is that, vibrant and positive as the early stages of this World Cup have been(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey scores their third goal. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Arsenal 4 CSKA Moscow 1 Aaron Ramsey timed the run to perfection but what he produced next would go down as the defining image of an enjoyably serene(...)

Romelu Lukaku celebrates pulling Manchester United level against CSKA. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester United 2 CSKA Moscow 1 It scarcely counts as a shock that Manchester United have secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champio(...)

Argentina’s Sergio Agüero  celebrates after scoring a goal during an international friendly against  Russia  at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Russia 0 Argentina 1 A late goal by Sergio Agüero lifted Argentina to a 1-0 win over World Cup hosts Russia in the inaugural match at Moscow’s newly-(...)

Romelu Lukaku  scores his second and of Manchester United’s third goal during the  Champions League  match against  CSKA Moscow at WEB Arena. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

CSKA Moscow 1 Manchester United 4 Manchester United have maximum points from their two Champions League outings and return home from Moscow in buoyan(...)

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