Well, Spain can enjoy its siesta now.
"What started badly, ended badly", wrote Spanish daily Marca.
The 32-year-old has won 156 caps for his country, and with fellow veteran Andres Iniesta confirming his retirement from worldwide football following Spain's shock defeat to Russian Federation in the World Cup, there were rumours that Ramos would possibly follow suit.
It took the late introduction of mobile out and out striking duo Iago Aaspas and Rodrigo for Spain to finally get a look in on Igor Akinfeev's well protected goal.
Croatia's victory over Denmark, in another penalty shootout later on Sunday, kept them alive and they joined England as the most likely winners from the "weaker" side of the draw. "That is without judging or not how Real Madrid behaved".
Iniesta also thanked the coaches and the Spanish Football Federation for their support throughout his worldwide career and signed off by praising his family.
"You have (Andres) Iniesta, (David) Silva, you can not really find better names or better players in these positions". "The players did their best, as always". If he does make a change, will he go with the experience of a veteran or someone with fresh ideas? They sent a clear message to the club, belonging to the royal family of Spain, to not interfere in things that can affect the country's ambitions. "In domestic competitions we were unsuccessful, but we conquered Europe winning the Champions League for the third year in a row, which was an historic achievement".
Among the candidates rumored for the position was former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.
And so Iniesta's final World Cup match proved his last for Spain, too. "We won three major tournaments back to back", Hierro said, referring to Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.
"I think that I've been lucky to live in one of the best stages of our national team with a great player generation that has been exceptional in every single way", Iniesta added. He had already made a mistake in one of the team's warm-up matches before the tournament. That is the lowest percentage (nine) of stops by a goalkeeper in a World Cup since 1966.