Russia first came in the quarter-finals, beating the national team of Spain in a penalty shootout. Stars of showbiz, cinema and television ached not only at home but also at the stadium.
A tense match between Russia and Spain ended the long-awaited victory of our players that allowed the team of our country for the first time in the history of the world Cup to reach the quarter-finals. After finishing regulation time with the score 1:1, Russia defeated the rivals in a penalty shootout.
The tension was so strong that it seems unable to withstand even the weather, bursting into the pouring rain. However, even this did not put the Russian athletes.
Within minutes after the triumph, as celebrities began to congratulate our team. Andrey Malakhov, Olga Buzova, Sergey Lazarev, Philip Kirkorov, Timati, Egor Krid – each said a kind word about the team and Igor Akinfeev, the undoubted hero of the last minutes of the match.
The goalkeeper of Russian national team and he addressed the fans.
“The devastation! The joy of victory! Saw the second half, stoppage time, we defended. The fans thank you so much. Before the tournament I said: we should unite. And we did it!”, – written by Igor Akinfeev.
“Hurrah! With the victory! Thank you to our players for a sense of unity throughout our great country around a common joy! To tears! Good luck to the guys in the 1/4, hold my fists for you! Russia! Forward!” – signed happy family photo with spouse Maxim Galkin.
“Igor! Hero! Bravo! It was Oh…but,” not restrained emotion Sergey Lazarev.
The now historic match took place on the field of the Moscow stadium “Luzhniki”, gathered several thousand fans. Out in the highly anticipated quarter-final the Russian team has helped not only the faith of the fans, but also unsurpassed Igor Akinfeev – on penalties goalkeeper parried two penalty kicks from the Spain squad by Iago and Koke of Aspasa.
“I congratulate our team! Proud to be Russian, especially now away from Russia! For the first time Russia in the 1/4 finals of the world Cup,” wrote Philip.
“Thank you, dear! The best! One country, one team! And thank you to the entire country that believed and supported to the end! Akinfeev – the best! The stadium cost, and no one goes! This is our team!” – wrote Yulia Baranovskaya, Moscow stadium.
“Here’s to you and farewell! Victory! For the first time in history beat Spain, avenged Euros. Well done! Bravo, guys!” – posted by Garik Kharlamov.
“Still can not come! Go drink vodka for the health net”, – confessed Timati.
“This photo was taken last year, at the presentation of the official poster of the world football championship 2018. Guessed then that will spread, if we in the 1/4. The time has come. Igor, you and your magical saves and enchanting modesty earned the admiration of the country, you’re a real hero! With the other guys no pictures, but this is a real dream team! Thanks, guys,” thanked Yana Churikova.
“We, my father in shock! How could they have win?! A miracle happened!” – wrote Leonid Agutin.
“Akinfeev is a beauty! Guys – well done! Worthily defended the honor of the country! Emotions! You prayed for millions of people! We believe in your victory” – said Mihaylov.