"We are having a fantastic World Cup". With every save the former Danish superstar erupted in wild celebrations, proud of his son's lightning reflexes and wit.
Iniesta's last involvement with the Spanish side came today in the side's disappointing performance against World Cup hosts Russian Federation, where Spain went out via a penalty shootout in the round of 16. They have lost eight of those games, including four at World Cups, the last to South Korea in 2002 - also on penalties.
So often, he has rescued points for United by taking to the air and clawing away a goal-bound strike and he started the World Cup as Spain's undisputed No 1.
"Thank God, we were lucky, that's it", said the keeper, who like his counterpart at the other end, David de Gea, had very little to break sweat over for the preceding 120 minutes.
Ramos himself is not expected to retire following the shootout defeat to Russian Federation today. "He is one of the best players in Spanish football history - I can't say anything else". "Whenever you are knocked out of a World Cup, it is very painful". In extra-time we did everything, again - kept the ball.
Nervy Croatia beat dogged Denmark on penalties
Croatia are expected to make wholesale changes to their starting line up for their World Cup Round of 16 tie against Denmark . A Denmark clearance attempt from its own area bounced off a defender , right into the path of Mario Mandzukic .
Spain legend Andres Iniesta confirmed his retirement from global football following his nation's round-of-16 elimination to Russian Federation.
Chelsea midfielder Fabregas has won one World Cup and two European Championships with the Spanish national team. He also ensured the game needed 30 extra minutes with back-to-back diving saves in the 85th to deny substitutes Iniesta and Aspas. "We left our pride and soul out there".
"When I told people "I am going to Russia". they said "Oh, no, be careful" and stuff like that".
"I feel relief", the veteran noted regarding the future of Spain's national team.