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LATEST: LOPETEGUI Sacked by SPAIN ON EVE OF WORLD CUP KICK OFF 13:04 - Santana munich Tz - 06-13-2018

New Real Madrid manager Lopetegui sacked by Spain on eve of World Cup kick-off Jun 13, 2018
13:03:46 Fifa World
Cup The move threatens to
destabilise one of the most
highly-rated teams in the
tournament, with La Roja set to
play Portugal on Friday Julen Lopetegui has been
sacked as manager of Spain, after taking the Real Madrid job on Tuesday. Lopetegui was announced as
Zinedine Zidane's successor
earlier this week in a move that
surprised many. The announcement initially
claimed that the 51-year-old
would take the reigns at Santiago
Bernabeu after the conclusion of
the tournament, but La Roja have
acted now. "We have to decided to fire the
national coach," read a statement
from the Spanish Football
Federation president, Luis
Rubiales. "What we have
achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must
thank him and wish him luck." The stunning development
threatens to destabilise a team
regarded as one of the favourites
to win the tournament in Russia. Spain face Portugal on Friday,
and will also face Iran and
Morocco in Group B. More to follow...