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Lopetegui set to take Real Madrid reins

Real Madrid have announced that Julen Lopetegui will take over at the club following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, looking set to lead the current European champions into the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018. Lopetegui, 51, is currently leading the Spanish national team in Russia, but will take over at the recent UEFA Champions League winners once La ...

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Lopetegui: We’re excited about seeing Iniesta in Russia

Julen Lopetegui has expressed his satisfaction at the form of the evergreen Andres Iniesta. The man whose goal won Spain the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Final turns 34 in May, but he is showing no signs of slowing down as Russia 2018 approaches. Iniesta capped an imperiously inventive display in Saturday’s Copa del Rey decider with a gorgeous ...

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Lopetegui defends Pique from questions of loyalty to Spain

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has defended Gerard Pique from critics who question his loyalty to the national team because of his support for a disputed referendum on Catalan independence. ”Gerard gives it his all each and every time he plays with us,” Lopetegui said Friday. ”I judge players’ commitment to the national team by their behavior. That is where I ...

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