However, 32-year-old Ramos said he plans to keep adding to his tally of 156 senior worldwide caps, and told reporters in the Luzhniki stadium mixed zone that he was positive about the younger players coming through the ranks.
"It is a reality that is my last match with the national team, at the individual level a wonderful stage is over". "I would have taken winning the group, playing as we played", he said.
The hosts Russian Federation took the game against the 2010 world champions into extra-time and then penalties, where they won 4-3 with the help of goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, whose winning save can be seen here.
"We have achieved great success, things that we all dreamed of when we were young, but we have also had great disappointments and we have experienced very hard moments. We pursue a dream and we achieve it".
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De Gea also made a bad error in a pre-World Cup friendly against Switzerland, and the goalkeeper will want to quickly restore his reputation with United when the 2018-19 campaign begins.
"The end of a generation", said the cover of newspaper AS. The team did everything possible to try and prove ourselves again.
"We could not do more - we gave everything".
The paper "Superdeporte" looks elsewhere to cast the blame, looking back to Real Madrid's announcement they had signed Julen Lopetegui as their new coach just two days before the tournament started, leading to Lopetegui's sacking and his last-minute replacement by Fernando Hierro.
In the survey we asked the simple question, 'Who was responsible for Spain's elimination?' Rubiales, president of the RFEF, received 52.5% of the votes (108,752).
"Penalties are a lottery - and we lost today, but I am very proud of these players as captain". "VAR is there to help, and the referee did not whistle it".