Julen Lopetegui

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Just shortly after announcing the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as their head coach, Spain national team immediately picked a replacement, appointing former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro as their boss in Russia. The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed Hierro's appointment on their official website, stating that the ex-defender has been chosen as new head coach…
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A shocking twist arrived from Spanish national team camp as their football federation have surprisingly sacked Julen Lopetegui as their head coach, just a day before world cup opener. This decision was announced by Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales, who admitted it was a difficult decision, but something they must do because of…
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Real Madrid didn't keen on waiting until World Cup 2018 before clearing the coaching situation as Los Blancos have officially announced that they're taking Spanish head coach, Julen Lopetegui as their new boss. Madrid confirmed the decision in taking Lopetegui as the replacement to Zinedine Zidane via their official club website, explaining that he will…
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One of the favorites to win the upcoming World Cup 2018, Spain, have released their final 23-players for the tournament and some famous names didn't make the cut. Several top players who were eventually left out by Julen Lopetegui includes the likes of Alvaro Morata, Juan Mata, Cesc Fabregas along with Marcos Alonso, who has…
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Struggling to get regular starting spot at Real Madrid so far this season, Isco found himself shinning brightly on his stint with Spain national team during recent international break. The former Malaga midfielder putting on a show on La Roja's latest friendly win against Argentina by scoring a hat-trick and admitting that his feeling more…
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Manchester City's 4-3 defeat from Liverpool last weekend seems to trigger hope from Manchester United players, notably Juan Mata who remain confident that his side are still in for a shot at this season's Premier League title. The Spaniard expressed his beliefs during a recent interview stating that there's still enough game left for them…
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Spain finally clinching their World Cup 2018 spot as La Furia Roja comfortably seeing off Albania's resistance on Friday fixture with ended in a 3-0 victory for Julen Lopetegui's men. Playing in front of their home crowd, Spain didn't give much chance for their opponent as David Silva and co immediately set themselves on the…
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Spain Comfortably Beating Italy to Secure Top Spot Spain's mission to secure their table topping position in World Cup qualifier group was a success as Julen Lopetegui's men overcome the challenge of their main rival Italy 3-0 at Santiago Bernebau. Playing in front of their home crowd, La Furia Roja immediately try to take control…
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Spain and Italy Continue Battle for Top Qualification Spot The battle for direct route to World Cup 2018 between Spain and Italy continue as both teams won their latest group qualifying games. La Furia Roja surprisingly had a tough encounter against Macedonia as Julen Lopetegui's side won 2-1 away from home. Meanwhile, Gli Azzurri comfortably…
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Buffon Confident In Italy's Shot to Overcome Spain Italy and Spain are battling hard to get that number one seat in their qualifying group that guarantees an automatic ticket for 2018 World Cup. Having the same points, La Furia Roja are currently ahead due to their better goal difference, but that doesn't concern Azzurri's goalie,…
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Following the departure of Vicente Del Bosque after another somewhat disappointing international football exit for Spain in Euro 2016 second round, the nation's football federation (RFEF) have officially appointed Julen Lopetegui as new head coach. The former FC Porto's tactician already had experience handling La Furia Roja's junior teams before taking the helm of Porto…
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FC Porto put on an impressive performance in the first leg of their Champions League Quarter finals tie against favorite, Bayern Munich as the Portuguese side won that home game 3-1. However, that victory isn't making Porto's head coach, Julen Lopetegui, getting carried away as he believes his team still have all to do in…