Russia fans party in the streets long into the night after Spain win


Russia are through to the quarter finals of the World Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout against Spain.

The host nation held the Spaniards to a 1-1 draw sending the tie into penalties for the first time in this year’s tournament. 

Ex-Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke missed from the spot allowing Russia to win 4-3 on penalties.

England’s chances of a World Cup final place increased after Spain, who were considered one of the favourites, were eliminated. 

Russia fans celebrate in the Red Square, Moscow, after the host nation defeated Spain in their round of 16 match

Russia fans celebrate in the Red Square, Moscow, after the host nation defeated Spain in their round of 16 match

An ecstatic Russia fan climbs on top of a car during celebrations in Moscow this evening

An ecstatic Russia fan climbs on top of a car during celebrations in Moscow this evening

Moscow's subway stations were flooded with Russian fans who waved flags and celebrated  underground

Moscow’s subway stations were flooded with Russian fans who waved flags and celebrated underground

They carried on celebrating in the carriages (pictured) after the historic win over former World Cup winners Spain

They carried on celebrating in the carriages (pictured) after the historic win over former World Cup winners Spain

The hero of the hour was Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev who saved two Spain penalties 

The hero of the hour was Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev who saved two Spain penalties 

Akinfeev runs toward his team mates in celebration after saving Iago Aspas' penalty to seal the win

Akinfeev runs toward his team mates in celebration after saving Iago Aspas’ penalty to seal the win

A Russia fan celebrates a dramatic victory over Spain at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow 

A Russia fan celebrates a dramatic victory over Spain at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow 

Russian fans danced and waved their flags frantically after watching their nation upset the odds 

Russia players celebrate after knocking out one of the tournament favourites Spain

Russia players celebrate after knocking out one of the tournament favourites Spain

The Russia squad embrace after sealing qualification into the quarter finals of the competition

The Russia squad embrace after sealing qualification into the quarter finals of the competition

Russia held the Spaniards to a 1-1 draw which sent the tie into penalties for the first time in this year's tournament. Pictured: A delighted Russia fan blows a kiss after watching her team win

Russia held the Spaniards to a 1-1 draw which sent the tie into penalties for the first time in this year’s tournament. Pictured: A delighted Russia fan blows a kiss after watching her team win

The former champions would’ve been one of England’s major obstacles on route to the final on July 15. 

The hero of the hour was Russia goal keeper Igor Akinfeev who saved two penalties. 

Spain were expected to be the major contenders on England’s side of the draw.

They were the only previous winners left in the side of the draw that England feature in. 

We're flipping through! Young men perform stunts on top of vehicles in Moscow to celebrate their country going qualifying for the quarter finals

We’re flipping through! Young men perform stunts on top of vehicles in Moscow to celebrate their country going qualifying for the quarter finals

A car full of supporters wave Russian flags out of the windows as hordes of cars drive through the streets of Moscow beeping their horns

A car full of supporters wave Russian flags out of the windows as hordes of cars drive through the streets of Moscow beeping their horns

Crowds of Russians paraded in the streets of Moscow where celebrations are well under way after a historic win

Crowds of Russians paraded in the streets of Moscow where celebrations are well under way after a historic win

Russian flags were seen hanging out of car windows as fans drove around the streets beeping their horns in celebration

Russian flags were seen hanging out of car windows as fans drove around the streets beeping their horns in celebration

Fans with the Russian flag painted on their face react to watching their team beat Spain

Fans with the Russian flag painted on their face react to watching their team beat Spain

A female and male supporter embrace after Russia edged out Spain on penalties in Moscow

A female and male supporter embrace after Russia edged out Spain on penalties in Moscow

A fan wearing a Russian flag as a cape leads celebrations in Moscow tonight

A fan wearing a Russian flag as a cape leads celebrations in Moscow tonight

Supporters in fancy dress paraded the Moscow streets wearing masks and costumes

Supporters in fancy dress paraded the Moscow streets wearing masks and costumes

Sealed with a kiss! Fans rejoiced after watching the host nation send Spain home on penalties

Sealed…



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