What on EARTH Just Happened to Spain’s World Cup Team?
Real Madrid announce Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui to take over as new manager after World Cup 2018
In case you have not heard the news, Spain just fired their coach Julen Lopetegui. Yes, they fired their coach two days before the World Cup starts.
It has been quite an interesting few days for Spain. Here’s what happened.
Zinedine Zidane quits probably due to a tiff with Florentino Pérez, the all powerful President of Real Madrid. This left a manager opening. As Perez often does, he went for the manager he felt was at the top of his game. This was the current Spain coach Julen Lopetegui.
Considering the fractions between Real Madrid players and those from Barcelona and Athletico Madrid players, hearing that the coach that was supposed to take them to the top of the World Cup was now going to to Real Madrid, people were not happy. Sergio Ramos, Egypt’s least favorite player naturally went to Lopetegui’s defense, but it wasn’t enough. The Spanish FA sacked him and put out this message.
We will see what happens in the next act of this passion play when Spain plays Portugal on Friday.
In terms of the Real Madrid connection, this could not be a better match up!
Join us for Spain V. Portugal on Friday, June 15th at 11 AM. Please come early to find your favorite spot to watch the game. We will be open an hour before the first match between Morocco and Iran starts at 8 AM. We expect a full house and hope you can join us for the greatest sporting event in the world. It’s finally here!
Cheers, Team Toffee
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