Former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique has taken up the job to manage the Spanish National Team, signing a two-year deal, confirms the Spanish Football Federation.
Russia captain Igor Akinfeev was the hero as they dumped out Spain from the 2018 FIFA World Cup via penalty shootout.
We look at the two key battles that could have a major bearing on the outcome of the game when Spain take on hosts Russia in the round of 16.
Hosts Russia will clash against one of the pre-tournament favourites Spain in the round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.
Substitute Iago Aspas and VAR came to the aid of Spain as they were spared from a defeat against Morocco at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Monday.
Spain play Morocco with the aim of sealing qualification into the Round of 16. The Hard Tackle looks at three players who could shine in this game.
Spain meet Morocco in their final group stage game with topping Group B at stake for La Roja, but Morocco are also looking to end their World Cup campaign on a high
Spain joined Portugal at the top of the Group B after securing a 1:0 victory against Iran at the Kazan Arena, courtesy of another goal from Diego Costa.
Spain take on Iran as the former world champions look to bounce back from a disappointing 3-3 draw against Portugal. But, who are the three players to look out for in the match?
Following a draw in their opening fixture, Spain will look to bounce back to form when they face Iran at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.