Roman Ponomarev from Stavropol decided to express gratitude to Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev in his own creative way, erecting a straw monument to 'The Foot of Saint Akinfeev', which he unveiled on Wednesday. Ponomarev's melon plant now hosts a straw roll with a leg in a colorful boot sticking out of it. «We decided to do what we can call the monument to the foot since he [Igor Akinfeev] is... Еще being called a god and a holy man in social networks. So we wrote: 'The Foot of Saint Akinfeev',» explained Ponomarev. Igor Akinfeev saved Iago Aspas' spot-kick sending Russia into the quarter-finals of the World Cup where the country will face Croatia at Sochi stadium on July 7.