Former England centre-back Rio Ferdinand says that "Spain got what they deserved" as the 2010 world champions exited the World Cup to Russia.
By Matt Law, European Football Editor Filed: Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 18:39 UK
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 19:21 UK
Former England centre-back Rio Ferdinand has claimed that "Spain got what they deserved" as the 2010 world champions lost to Russia in the last-16 stage of the 2018 World Cup.
Russia won 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Moscow, with the host nation surprisingly progressing to the quarter-finals at the expense of La Roja.
Ferdinand has claimed that Spain's lack of a 'Plan B' cost them the chance to progress in the competition.
"Spain have been so successful with that style of possession football but there comes a time when you have to get the ball into the strikers. You have to change it up a bit. Spain got what they deserved," Ferdinand told BBC Sport.