Igor Akinfeev

Russia's World Cup hero Igor Akinfeev says they were aiming for penalty shootout against Spain

Akinfeev saved Koke's penalty to give Russia the advantage, and later stopped Iago Aspas's effort with his legs to spark mass celebrations in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

published on : 1st July 2018

Host Russia upset Spain in shootout to reach FIFA World Cup quarterfinals

The game finished 1-1 after extra time, and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made two key saves to help Russia win the shootout 4-3.

published on : 1st July 2018

Igor Akinfeev out to save host Russia's World Cup blushes

Russia's love for Igor Akinfeev, their goalkeeper who spends much of his time picking balls out of the net, speaks volumes about the home team's World Cup chances.

published on : 12th June 2018

Russia's FIFA World Cup fate in veteran Igor Akinfeev's hands

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is the elder statesman of a ragtag team whose preparations for their first World Cup on home soil.

published on : 29th May 2018