The Spanish soccer federation thanked Luis Enrique but said it was time to "start a new project" to keep the growth achieved by the coach in recent years.
FIFA also fined Saudi Arabia 30,000 Swiss francs ($32,000) for "team misconduct" after getting six yellow cards in games against Argentina and Mexico.
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Not just Spain, though. It’s been one of the main themes of the tournament: a stingy Moroccan defence that has repelled just about anything that has been thrown at them.
When Brazil kicked off a home World Cup with a routine 3-1 win against Croatia that day, the latter were but an afterthought.
The 31-year-old can now show off his range of passing and his work rate from midfield, while also providing a threat with his set-piece deliveries.
FIFA claims the expansion is good for the global game. However, a bigger World Cup will advance the business and revenue interests of football's regulatory body, which is marred by corruption.
In fact, it was a rather sad sight. A veteran in decline departing the scene as his teammates — some barely half his age — continued to party.
As good as midfielders Pedri and Gavi are, they still lack a decisive, regular match-winner. The coach buys "the complete pack" when it comes to possession football, for better or for worse.
The 21-year-old Ramos, who started instead of Ronaldo, became the youngest player to strike three times in a World Cup knockout match since Pele in 1958.
Goalkeeper Bounou helps them beat Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout to become the first Arab nation to enter the quarterfinals
The Real Madrid man clipped a cross for Lucas Pacqueta whose first-time shot went through a mass of South Korean legs before nestling into the net.
Morocco has been the biggest surprise of the tournament and will next face either Portugal or Switzerland.
This was the third time South Korea has reached the knockout round. Its best performance was in 2002 when it co-hosted the event with Japan and reached the semifinals.
The manner of exuberant celebrations during the game caught the eye of many, with the Brazilians rolling out a set of choreographed dance moves.