Spain defender Sergio Ramos said on Sunday that his side's loss to Russia in their round of 16 match of the 2018 World Cup was a "severe blow" for the whole team.
Russia defeated Spain 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time in Moscow. They now advance to the last eight while Spain have been eliminated from the tournament.
"Today's match was the hardest. You can lose in different ways in football, but we are coming home with our heads high. We did everything possible against Russia's great team, who showed an excellent physical shape. We lacked luck but, as a captain, I'm proud of my team. We should pass through this defeat, which will make us stronger. We should keep our heads high after this severe blow," Ramos told journalists.