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'Knife-wielding' football fan tackles Spain's Isco after World Cup pitch invasion

'Knife-wielding' football fan tackles Spain's Isco after World Cup pitch invasion

One of those fans reportedly peeled off and approached Real Madrid midfielder Isco, at which point a knife fell from his hands.

The incident occurred after the final whistle at the Teddy Stadium, where Real Sociedad star Asier Illarramendi settled the match with his first international goal.

But, in happier news, Spain's game against Israel threw up a real blast of nostalgia for Premier League fans.

However, Spain's qualification was not the big story in Jerusalem after the game. But when considering it was Israel's fourth defeat in five home matches, and that the side finished the campaign by losing five of six games, scoring just a single goal over that stretch, it is no surprise that coach Elisha Levy's tenure will not only be short-lived, but also go down among the worst ever in national team history.

ISCO was allegedly approached by a pitch invader carrying a KNIFE during Spain's win in Israel.

IFA Communications director Shlomi Barzel told Marca: "According to all the information we have, there is no evidence or indication that a knife was carried by anyone who ran onto the field".

The story is completely baseless and fabricated.

"Especially Isco, who was the subject of many positive chants and banners, as were all of the players out on the pitch".

Put another way, there were no Israeli fans in the stadium with weapons. "The usual security measures were carried out last night, during and after the game", he said.