As you know, every fairytale comes to an end one day. For those cheering Russia this is what happened tonight.
The Russian team, thanks to its players and their Dutch master, has shown some truly brilliant football against Sweden and Holland. They really played well in those games. But one has to accept that they've been comprehensively beaten by even more brilliant Spanish team. I think they just shocked the Russians with their absolutely top display today, it was a soccer fan's joy to see them playing like that. Spain look like the true Euro 2008 champions.
The good news for Russian fans is that their team, being the youngest in the competition , showed some real quality and talent. They have a good chance to qualify and impress in South Africa.
Who knows, may be I'll be lucky to see Belarus playing in the major tournament one day too.