Watch: Uruguay fans elated after advancing past Portugal in last 16 of World Cup

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Jubilant Uruguay fans in Russia.

Uruguay have given their fans plenty to cheer about at the World Cup after advancing to the quarter-finals by knocking out Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16 with a 2-1 win.

Edinson Cavani netted twice as the Central Americans secured a meeting with France in the final eight of the tournament, with the match-up taking place on Friday.

Check out Uruguay fans going crazy in celebration after beating Portugal in the video below.

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Spain coach Fernando Hierro not worrying about his role with team going forward

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Fernando Hierro and Spain are going home sooner than expected.

Spain’s Fernando Hierro may be on the hot seat now that the nation have crashed out of the World Cup with a loss to Russia on penalties in the last 16 tie, but the coach doesn’t believe it’s time to be concerned about his future.

After Spain and Russia were knotted at one apiece after 90 minutes and extra time, the hosts pulled out the victory by triumphing 4-3 in a shootout. While Russia netted their first four spot-kicks, Koke and Iago Aspas saw their attempts saved by Igor Akinfeev.

Failure to advance despite being the heavy favourite puts Hierro under the spotlight, especially after he was brought in as a replacement for Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the tournament.

Nevertheless, Hierro isn’t sweating just yet.

“That doesn’t not worry me, I don’t think it’s something for right now,” he said of his role with Spain.

“Now we need to share this difficult moment. We all wanted to great things at this tournament.

“We’re talking about a generation of extraordinary players and we haven’t been performing at the level we expect in the World Cup.”

Hierro added: “We had opportunities to win this match but we ended up in a penalty shootout which is basically a lottery, and we weren’t lucky.

“I don’t think you can talk about the team breaking down or there being any sort of collapse.”

“In football there’s a fine line between winning and losing.”

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Best images as Russia shock Spain to progress to the last eight of World Cup

Russia captain Igor Akinfeev was the hero as the hosts stunned Spain 4-3 on penalties after they played out a 1-1 draw at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

Akinfeev had already made good saves as Russia held on to force extra-time and spot-kicks – but he then saved from Koke and Iago Aspas in the shoot-out.

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov dropped Spanish-based winger Denis Cheryshev and went with five at the back. The limitations of this became obvious when Aleksandr Golovin scampered down the wing in the fourth minute but had nobody to cross to – he held on and settled for a corner.

Spain, meanwhile, passed and passed and passed. And then in the 11th minute, right-back Nacho was fouled just outside the Russian box, giving Marco Asensio no excuse whatsoever but to deliver a ball into the box.

The Real Madrid star did so and it was a fine delivery, but not as good as Sergey Ignashevich made it look. A fortnight short of his 39th birthday, the CSKA stopper is old enough to know you need to watch the ball. Sadly, he had eyes only for Sergio Ramos, who he successfully wrestled to the floor only for the ball to cannon off his heel for a comical own goal.

Here, we take a look at some of the best images from an entertaining game of football.

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