“Starting with the knockout stage, all the famous and decorated national teams start playing better. And of course, from this moment, the favorite will be the team that has the most luck, that succeeds in everything. Spain are undoubtedly one of the favorites,” Falcao told journalists after his team’s game with Senegal.

Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0, qualifying for the round of 16 from the first place in their group.

Spain will face Russia in the round of 16, with the game set to take place at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow on Sunday.