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Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid name Spain manager as new head coach

Real Madrid have appointed Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs “a different voice”. Lopetegui previously managed Porto for two years, before taking over at the Spanish national team in July […]

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Rakitic: His exit from Barcelona exit surprised me

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic lamented the exit of sporting director Robert Fernandez but welcomed the appointments of Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes.  In an interview with Marca, the Croatian international, currently preparing for the World Cup in Russia, admitted he was “surprised” that Barça have cut ties with Robert.  “I didn’t know anything,” he said. […]

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Alba responds to Bartomeu’s wish that Argentina win the World Cup

Jordi Alba gave an interview to SPORT this Monday after finishing the training session at Krasnodar’s facilities. The full back reaffirmed his intention was to win “the title that I’m missing”. Ahe was surprised at Barcelona chairman Jose Maria Bartomeu’s wish that Argentina would win the World Cup for Lionel Messi. SPORT will offer the full […]