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Spain still have World Cup chance despite Julen Lopetegui's dismissal - Toni Kroos

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. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the tricky situation Julen Lopetegui finds himself in as he coaches Spain before taking over at Real Madrid. Germany midfielder Toni Kroos said he does not believe Spain's chances at the World Cup have been hurt by Julen Lopetegui's dismissal two days before their opener against Portugal. Lopetegui was hired by Real Madrid on Tuesday to replace Zinedine Zidane, and the Spanish football federation responded to his decision to leave the team following the World Cup by sacking him and replacing him with Fernando Hierro. Kroos said that he has not spoken to his Madrid teammates since Lopetegui was hired but......


Published By: ESPN FC - Thursday, 14 June

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