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Place : Russia
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lat : 55.7388   lon : 37.6665

Place : Barcelona
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lat : 41.364   lon : 2.15222

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Fernando Hierro said: “I only have one year of experience with Oviedo and one year of experience as an assistant coach,” External link

eagletribuneWednesday, June 13, 2018 7:30:00 PM CEST

Julen Lopetegui said: “Cristiano is one of the best players of all-time, there’s no doubt about it,” External link

themalaymailonlineWednesday, June 13, 2018 5:14:00 AM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "I understand that Real Madrid want to have the best of coaches but the national team belongs to all of Spain and this is not the way to do things," External link

dw-enWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:08:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said (about Julen Lopetegui): ''I admire and respect Lopetegui a lot. He is a top coach, and that made it harder to make this decision,'' External link

ahram-ENWednesday, June 13, 2018 5:51:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "To win is very important, to have the best coach very important, but above everything is acting in the right way. Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger," External link

thenationalWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:53:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales told: “The coach, while he is a RFEF employee cannot do things in this way. I found out with a phone call five minutes before the official announcement. We feel obliged to take this decision,” External link

theglobeandmailWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:53:00 PM CEST

Manolo Lama wrote: “Our World Cup is in the hands of (Sergio) Ramos, (Andres) Iniesta, (David) Silva, Diego Costa and company,” External link

ChinaPostWednesday, June 13, 2018 6:52:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said (about Julen Lopetegui): "I admire and respect Lopetegui a lot. He is a top coach, and that made it harder to make this decision," "Winning is important, but above that, we need to know how things have to be handled" External link

kiro7Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:41:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "We are going to change as little as possible and once we have something to communicate we will," External link

news24Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:15:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "We wish him the best of luck." External link

pressandjournalWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:41:00 PM CEST

Bernardo Silva told: “It has nothing to do with us. The players in the Spanish team are highly experienced, top-class players,” External link

emirates247Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:35:00 AM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "The federation cannot be left out of a negotiation by one of its workers and be informed five minutes before the press release," "We have been compelled to act" External link

kiro7Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:41:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said (about Julen Lopetegui): "We want to thank Julen for all he's done and he's a big reason behind us being in Russia, but we feel obliged to dispense with his services. " External link

heartWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:47:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "Negotiating is legitimate but it took place without the RFEF being informed until five minutes before a press statement was released," "There has to be a message for all workers in the federation that there is a right way to do things" External link

iran-dailyWednesday, June 13, 2018 6:15:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "We have been forced to dispense with the national coach," External link

ibtimes-inWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:51:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "We are going to touch as little as possible," External link

ibtimes-inWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:51:00 PM CEST

Xavi Hernandez told (about Luis Rubiales): “I think Rubiales acted correctly and was looking out for the federation, which should be above any single individual,” External link

ChinaPostWednesday, June 13, 2018 6:52:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "The federation cannot be left outside the negotiation of one of its employees and find out just five minutes before a public announcement," External link

ibtimes-inWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:51:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales told: “It is not the moment to talk, but we will take the decision that is best for the national team,” External link

afp-englishWednesday, June 13, 2018 12:10:00 PM CEST

Fernando Hierro said: "I've been near a ball for 30 years," External link

kiro7Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:41:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "It's a difficult situation, but we are not the ones who determined the action that had to be taken. The federation has its values and it has to maintain them," "It may look like a weakness now, but with time this will make us stronger" External link

kiro7Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:41:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “The players will do everything with their reach to win the World Cup. But the situation is very difficult. It is very complex. This is not the best solution but in life you cannot escape your responsibilities,” External link

elpais-enWednesday, June 13, 2018 5:37:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: ''It may look like a weakness now, but with time this will make us stronger.'' External link

ahram-ENWednesday, June 13, 2018 5:51:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales declared: “I feel very close to the players and to Julen,” ”I have spoken to them and I can assure you that the players and the the new coaching staff will do everything possible to lead the team as far as possible [in Russia], but it’s a complicated situation. “I don’t want to get into how Real Madrid should go about things. The Spanish team is the team of all Spain. If it had been up to Julen it wouldn’t have happened in this way and I wouldn’t have found out five minutes beforehand. “Obviously there was some sort of problem with communication but we can’t be expected to find out about something like this five minutes and not take the necessary decisions. “We have been forced to do without Lopetegui. I have spoken with the players, and I can guarantee that they will do everything they can with the new coaching staff, we are in a very difficult situation. “I do not feel betrayed because Julen has done a relentless job, but we are forced to move on this because of how things have been done. “I came from Moscow because this issue is more important, and we had to react. “I saw it in the press, it had already happened, and because of my responsibility, I know that whatever I do, there will be criticism. “Julen would have liked things to have been done differently. I don’t have to judge Real Madrid, the one who brought the matter to him is responsible because things can’t be done that way” External link

independent-ieWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:39:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said (about Julen Lopetegui): "I admire Julen a lot, I respect him a lot, I think he's a top trainer and that makes it more difficult to make the decision," External link

dailytrustWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:21:00 PM CEST

Fernando Hierro said: "I couldn't have said 'no,' I wouldn't forgive myself," "We still have a great opportunity in front of us. We have to remain positive and move forward" External link

kiro7Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:41:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “We are in an extremely difficult situation; this is very, very hard,” External link

guardianWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:50:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "The negotiation occurred without the RFEF having any information," External link

pressandjournalWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:41:00 PM CEST

Alfredo Relano added: "got nervous, they resolved their problem and passed the problem on to the national team," "Real have a symbolic status, it is exaggerating a little to say that they are a key national institution. An attack by Real against the national team is received very badly" External link

channelnewsasiaWednesday, June 13, 2018 10:50:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "I have spoken with the players and I can guarantee they will do everything, along with the new coach, to take the team as far as possible [at this World Cup]," External link

themirrorWednesday, June 13, 2018 12:28:00 PM CEST

Fernando Hierro said: "We have to stop thinking about the past and focus on our match against Portugal," External link

eagletribuneWednesday, June 13, 2018 7:30:00 PM CEST

Xavi Hernandez added: "He thought of the federation which must always come before people," External link

channelnewsasiaWednesday, June 13, 2018 10:50:00 PM CEST

Fernando Hierro said: "We don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves," External link

yahoo-auWednesday, June 13, 2018 7:08:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added (about Julen Lopetegui): “It's the Spanish team. You can not do things this way,” "I admire Julen a lot, I respect him a lot, I think he's a top trainer and that makes it more difficult to make the decision. I don't feel betrayed. Lopetegui, while he's been with us, has done impeccable work" External link

ibtimesWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:44:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added: "It's the Spanish team. You cannot do things this way," External link

dailytrustWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:21:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck,” “The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled” External link

guardian-ngWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:53:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “I am here to say that we feel obliged to sack the national team manager,” External link

newindianexpressWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:08:00 PM CEST

Julen Lopetegui told: "I am very sad, but we have a magnificent team and hopefully we'll win the World Cup," External link

yahoo-auWednesday, June 13, 2018 7:08:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck” External link

sunnewsonlineWednesday, June 13, 2018 3:21:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales added (about Julen Lopetegui): "We want to thank Julen for all he's done and he's a big reason behind us being in Russia, but we feel obliged to dispense with his services," "There has to be a message to all RFEF employees and there are ways of behaving that you need to abide by" External link

ahram-ENWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:35:00 PM CEST

Julen Lopetegui said: "I hope we have a great World Cup," "I am not going to say anything else" External link

nation-keWednesday, June 13, 2018 6:54:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said (about Julen Lopetegui): “Lopetegui has been a great Coach. But we cannot accept this behaviour,” External link

dailypostWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:03:00 PM CEST

Julen Lopetegui suggested: “I’m terribly busy, get back to me in a few weeks?” External link

ChinaPostWednesday, June 13, 2018 6:52:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “I don’t want to get into how Real Madrid should go about things. The Spanish team is the team of all Spain,” External link

TheScotsmanWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:53:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "I talked to the players and they have shown their commitment to do everything they can to take the national team as far as possible in this tournament," "This is already in the past. We are moving forward" External link

eagletribuneWednesday, June 13, 2018 7:30:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "I have spoken with the players and what I can guarantee is that the players will do everything in their power, along with the new technical team, to take the team as far as possible," External link

iran-dailyWednesday, June 13, 2018 6:15:00 PM CEST

Bernardo Silva said (about Cristiano Ronaldo): “Ronaldo is our captain, he sets an example for us and is advising us younger players and sharing his experience,” External link

emirates247Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:35:00 AM CEST

Jamie Vardy said: "It's really strange, I don't really know what to say," External link

leicestermercuryWednesday, June 13, 2018 5:12:00 PM CEST

Alfredo Relano wrote: “The news hit me like a bullet,” External link

afp-englishWednesday, June 13, 2018 12:10:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: “We have to decided to fire the national coach,” External link

thenationalWednesday, June 13, 2018 2:53:00 PM CEST

Luis Rubiales said: "We have to work on a series of decisions that come just two days before the opener," "There's a lot to do" External link

wsoctvWednesday, June 13, 2018 1:51:00 PM CEST

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  • Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup
  • Fernando Hierro ready to lead Spain at World Cup following last-minute sacking of former coach
  • Lopetegui sacked on eve of WCup
  • ...
  • Spain Fired its Coach a Day before the Start of the 2018 World Cup
  • What next for Spain after shock Julen Lopetegui sacking?
  • Lopetegui unwilling to address Spain exit

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