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Lopetegui out, Hierro in as Spain left reeling in shambolic World Cup preparation

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti delves into Julen Lopetegui's sacking as Spain manager just two days out from their World Cup opener against Portugal. Spain FA President Luis Rubiales says the sacking of Julen Lopetegui was in the best interests of the Spanish Football Federation. The FC crew react to Real Madrid's appointment of Julen Lopetegui as manager, questioning the timing as he prepares to lead Spain at the World Cup. The most dramatic and potentially destructive 24 hours in Spanish football history has left the national team reeling ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal on Friday. Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Julen Lopetegui would join them after guiding Spain at the World Cup in Russia. It was a shock announcement that took almost everyone by surprise. Then, on Wednesday morning, Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales somehow managed to top that. He used to snap news conference......

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Published By: ESPN FC - Wednesday, 13 June







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