By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 14:10 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 14:18 BST, 1 July 2018
Andres Iniesta has been dramatically left out of the Spanish team to play Russia in the last 16 of the World Cup on Sunday.
Calls for the veteran midfielder to be left out were rife after the group stages, with former national team goalkeeper Santiago Canizares among the critics.
Those calls for his omission were expected to be ignored though, despite Spain's indifferent group stage performances against Iran and Morocco.
Andres Iniesta has been dramatically left out of the Spanish team to play Russia on