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Spain boss Fernando Hierro said he had no regrets at taking the job two days before the World Cup despite his side's second-round exit at the hands of hosts Russia on Sunday.

Hierro, composed and calm despite the loss, said that Spain did everything right but that 'football is like that' after his side dominated the tie over 120 minutes only to go out on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

He also said that Spain should not change their possession-based style of play, even though it failed to break down a stubborn Russia defence.

Fernando Hierro said he had no regrets at taking the job two days before the World Cup

Fernando Hierro said he had no regrets at taking the job two days before the World Cup

The former defender insisted taking over on short notice was not behind Spain's shock exit

The former defender insisted taking over on short notice was not behind Spain's shock exit

'Like all Spaniards, we had high hopes and dreams and we are sad that we couldn't do it for the millions of people who were following the game back home,' he told reporters.

'This was just a question of football, of winning and losing. I can safely say that

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