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Spain Couldn't Look Beyond Lopetegui's Selfish Act in Firing Coach on Eve of World Cup

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Spain fired manager Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, just two days before its opening game at the World Cup, for having agreed to break his contract after the tournament and take charge of Real Madrid. Lopetegui had extended his contract only three weeks ago to keep him in the job until Euro 2020, and it seems Luis Rubiales, the federation president, had no inkling his coach might leave. Real Madrid, having been caught unaware by Zinedine Zidane's resignation after the Champions League final, had made contact with Lopetegui on Friday.
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World Cup 2018: Julen Lopetegui's sacking by Spain prompts tears and regret

4 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Spain have endured a turbulent week and two news conferences on Thursday provided yet more drama, writes Patrick Jennings in Sochi.
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