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The Staggered Reaction To Spain Sacking Their Manager A Day Before The World Cup

The Staggered Reaction To Spain Sacking Their Manager A Day Before The World Cup

Spain are showing an admirable fidelity to nostalgia this morning by descending to a complete farce just before the World Cup starts. Astonishingly, they have sacked manager Julen Lopetegui the DAY BEFORE THE WORLD CUP STARTS (and just two days before Spain kick of against Portugal).

Lopetegui was last night announced as the next Real Madrid manager, with the initial plan to take over once his World Cup duties were over with Spain. Madrid's announcing the news, however, blindsided the Spanish federation, and a furious FA decided to hit the self-destruct button out of sheer Pique pique.

The news was relayed by a delayed press conference as the players argued with the FA in order to stave off the sacking, but the best efforts of Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Ramos went unrewarded, and we are now in the astonishing position of Spain being without a manager 24 hours before the opening ceremony.

Here is some of the reaction to a flabbergasting morning at the World Cup.

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Gavin Cooney
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