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Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro

5 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

With only two days to go before Spain's opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season.
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Spain in chaos 2 days before World Cup after coach fired

Spain in chaos 2 days before World Cup after coach fired

5 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

BARCELONA, Spain Some people in Spain agree that national team coach Julen Lopetegui had to go. Others believe the chaos on the eve of the World Cup just made a bad situation worse.
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Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

5 days ago   |   By Goal

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday
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Column: In Spain's nutty World Cup sacking, a simple logic

Column: In Spain's nutty World Cup sacking, a simple logic

5 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW As completely and utterly crazy as it looks for Spain to cut off its own head on the eve of the World Cup, there is a logical explanation for the out-of-the-blue, ''Are you frigging kidding me?'' decision to sack Julen Lopetegui as coach just two days before he was to lead the Spanish team against Portugal.
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Spanish FA: We were forced to sack Lopetegui

Spanish FA: We were forced to sack Lopetegui

5 days ago   |   By ESPN

Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales reveals there was no communication from Real Madrid announcing Julen Lopetegui as their new manager.
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Spain fires Julen Lopetegui before World Cup

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

We are one day away from World Cup 2018 kicking off, and Spain are suddenly in disarray. Yesterday, Real Madrid would hire national team manager Julen Lopetegui to be their next boss. However, he wouldn't get to start until after the World Cup. But it looks like he doesn't have to worry about that anymore. This morning, Spain decided to fire Lopetegui just before the World Cup kicks off. Per ESPN's Dermot Corrigan, a lack of communication is to blame.“We have been obliged to fire the national coach,” Royal Spanish Football Federation chief Luis Rubiales starts. “We wish him the best, he...
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World Cup: Spain fires undefeated coach one day before tournament

World Cup: Spain fires undefeated coach one day before tournament

5 days ago   |   By UPI

The Spanish Men's National Team fired coach Julen Lopetegui Wednesday, the day before the 2018 World Cup.
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Fernando Hierro scores solo goal for Spain against Switzerland at 1994 World Cup

5 days ago   |   By BBC

Watch Fernando Hierro - who will manage Spain at the World Cup - score with a well-taken chance against Switzerland in the 1994 competition.
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Spain Fires Coach Julen Lopetegui on Eve of World Cup

5 days ago   |   By NYT

A delegation of players tried to persuade officials not to go through with the dismissal, but their pleas were rejected.
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Spanish FA chief who sacked national team boss used to play for Hamilton

5 days ago   |   By The Scotsman

The man who decided to sack Spain boss Julen Lopetegui two days before the country played their World Cup opener used to play for Hamilton Academical.
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Spain stunningly fires World Cup head coach over betrayal

Spain stunningly fires World Cup head coach over betrayal

5 days ago   |   By New York Post

With only two days to go before Spain's opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach because he accepted a job to lead Real Madrid next season. Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, did not name a replacement. Spain will play...
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Lopetegui out, Hierro in as Spain left reeling in shambolic World Cup preparation

6 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

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...
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Fernando Hierro to coach Spain during World Cup following Julen Lopetegui sacking

6 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Spain FA President Luis Rubiales says the sacking of Julen Lopetegui was in the best interests of the Spanish Football Federation.
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.
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.
Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain at the World Cup following Julen Lopetegui's sacking.
It was confirmed that Hierro, who won 89 caps for Spain between 1989 and 2002...
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