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When the Spanish coach was fired a few days before a World Cup

Playing a FIFA World Cup is the most important instance that any football team can be on. The 1xBet in Zambia website is the best place to make wagers on this competition and many others.

All federations want to make sure that their squads have as little disturbances as possible, so they can perform in the best manner. Changing the coach at the very last moment would surely be a huge distraction and can lead to a huge detriment in the performance of the team.

Yet, this is exactly what happened to the Spanish national side when participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Spain had a good team that could have had an interesting participation in the tournament. The 1xBet Zambia site is the best site on the Internet to bet on the Spanish squad.

However, when all the Spanish delegation was already in Russian territory getting ready for their participation in the cup, some shocking news was announced. It turned out that the Spanish football federation announced that coach Julen Lopetegui had been fired with immediate effect. This sent a huge shockwave in the team. The reason for firing the coach at this stage should be something really huge, otherwise, the federation could have waited until the end of the cup.

When the Spanish coach was fired a few days before a World Cup

Hidden negotiations

Indeed, according to those in charge of Spanish football, Lopetegui had done something that was completely unacceptable. He had secretly negotiated a contract to become Real Madrid coach after the World Cup. You can make a 1xBet Zambia login now to start wagering on the Spanish team.

The federation expected that such negotiations would take place in a transparent manner. Therefore, since this was completely hidden, there was no other choice but to fire Lopetegui. The now former coach left the Spanish camp in Russia and returned to Spain.

Now the question was, who was going to coach the team during the competition with such short notice? The federation found their answer within the Spanish camp in Russia.

Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro, who was the sporting director of the Spanish national squad at the time, was appointed as some sort of emergency coach. He had little coaching experience, and a very difficult task ahead during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. People can login to 1xBet Zambia at any moment to wager on their favorite World Cup matches.

However, Hierro still had an interesting team with players like:

  • David de Gea;
  • Andrés Iniesta;
  • and Sergio Ramos.

However, such a disruption at this stage was extremely detrimental for the team. They totally underperformed and only reached the round of 16. Hierro resigned after the cup to the coach role and also to his job as sporting director. Lopetegui only lasted a few months in Real Madrid.

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