2 July 2018
Moscow erupted in street celebrations on Sunday (July 1) as the World Cup hosts booked a place in the quarter-finals. Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties at Russia's flagship stadium. Russia had already defied expectations by reaching the World Cup last 16 for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. But after victory over Spain, fans now believe the tournament's lowest-ranked team could go all the way.