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FIFA Secretary Mistakes Fans' Roar for Thunder as Russia Defeats Spain in Moscow

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The Russian squad has reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since the break-up of the Soviet Union and will face Croatia in the next game, which is due to take place at Fisht Stadium in Sochi on July 7.

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura wrote on Twitter that she mistook the roar of Russian fans for thunder after Russian forward Artem Dzyuba scored the winning goal in the world championship 1/8 finals match against Spain.

Russia beat Spain on penalties at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium earlier on Sunday. The two teams were tied at 1-1 after extra time, but Russia managed to beat Spain 4-3 on penalties. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved two 11-meter kicks.

The Russian national team will play against the Croatian national team in the quarter finals, which will be held on July 7 in Sochi.

READ MORE: WATCH: Fans Triumph Over Russia's Historic Victory Against Spain

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the games being played in 11 cities across the country.


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