Spain has stunned the soccer world by firing its manager Julen Lopetegui the day before the World Cup — here's why

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Business Insider—Getty Images Spain has sacked Julen Lopetegui. The decision to fire Lopetegui comes one day before the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins, and two days before Spain takes on Portugal in a huge Group B match. The Spanish FA felt Lopetegui acted unprofessionally for agreeing a deal to join Real Madrid after the World Cup ends in July — so it fired him. Read all of Business Insider's World Cup coverage here. Spain has stunned the soccer world by sacking its manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the...

Soccer: Lopetegui fired by Spain two days before World Cup debut. MADRID (Reuters) - Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked on Wednesday, two days before their opening World Cup match against Portugal, the head of the Spanish football federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales told a news conference.