HIGHLIGHTS - Spain crash out of World Cup after Morocco win penalty shootout
Spain are out of the World Cup after losing on penalties to Morocco in the last 16.
Madrid-born Achraf Hakimi hit the winning penalty, showing no fear with a panenka, after Sevilla goalkeeper Bono had saved from both Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets, with Spain failing to convert any of their three penalties after Pablo Sarabia hit the post with the first.
It was hardly the return Spain boss Luis Enrique had been looking for after telling his players they must practice 1,000 penalties each with their clubs before travelling to Qatar, and it saw Morocco claim another huge scalp after beating Belgium in the group phase.
Spain were left to rue a Sarabia shot which struck the outside of the post in the third of three minutes added on to the 120, but Walid Regragui’s Morocco side were worthy winners as they advance to the quarter-finals.