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Sports Spain Sack Manager Julen Lopetegui the Day Before Start of 2018 World Cup

13:56  13 june  2018
13:56  13 june  2018 Source:   90min.com

Live Coverage of Morocco vs Iran Friday, June 15, 2018 on MSN SportsBoth Morocco and Iran could be forgiven for feeling hard done by when they were pitted against 2010 winners Spain and reigning European champions Portugal in the group stage.

Spain sack head coach Julen Lopetegui after he was named the new Real Madrid boss - sporting director Fernando Hierro will take charge for the World Cup . Watch Hierro's solo goal at 1994 World Cup . 2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC. Host: Russia Dates: 14 June - 15 July.

Spain 's coach Julen Lopetegui attends a training session in Krasnodar Academy on June 11, 2018 , ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images).

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​The Spanish FA have sacked manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, after the 51-year-old was confirmed as Real Madrid's new manager on Tuesday. 

The decision came after a morning of meetings with RFEF president Luis Rubiales and Lopetegui, with a number of senior players in La Roja's squad reportedly intervening on behalf of the manager to try and keep him in place.

Rubiales had said on his arrival to Spain's World Cup base: "This is not the time to talk, but we will make the decision that best suits the squad, we will do things responsibly."

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The Spanish Football Association have sacked managed Julen Lopetegui one day before the start of the World Cup in Russia after he withheld the news that he was replacing Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid following the tournament.

The decision was announced in a press conference on Wednesday morning, which was pushed back multiple times as frantic conversations took place behind the scenes. 

Rubiales said in the press conference of Lopetegui's move to Real: “The negotiations took place without the RFEF’s knowledge. We found out 5 minutes before the press release. There are ways of behaving."

Speaking about Lopetegui's short-term successor, he added: “We are going to touch as little as possible. We are working on it. When we know we will tell you.”

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Live Coverage of Iran vs Portugal Monday, June 25, 2018 on MSN SportsIran are third and only a point adrift of European champions Portugal and Spain leading in to the third and final matchday in Saransk.

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