Akinfeev stops a shot by Spain’s forward Iago Aspas during the penalty shootout in the last 16.
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The World Cup joke around Russia is that goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has the "Foot of God".Akinfeev already won admiration for stopping two Spain penalties that sent the 2010 champions packing and Russia through to their first World Cup quarterfinal since 1970 .Akinfeev will get his chance to shine before an even bigger audience when he pulls on his gloves Saturday in Russia's most important match in generations.That team was led by Lev Yashin – one of history's greatest goalkeepers with whom Akinfeev is occasionally compared.Officials later said it had not necessarily been meant to resemble Akinfeev.
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