The 2018 World Cup in Russia is quite a while away, but as they say, time and tide wait for no man. The summer of 2018 will come along soon, and it is not too early to start thinking about the possible contenders.
Spain’s new coach JulenLopetegui said that he is excited to take charge of the Spanish side and he believes that the Spanish team can reinvent itself and challenge again for trophies.
Ever since the generation that has won both the Euro and the World Cup, the Spanish team has experienced a sort of decline and struggle to replicate their performance.
Julen Lopetegui, the coach of the Spanish national team has recently expressed his happiness following his side’s win over Macedonia in the ongoing World Cup 2018 qualifiers.
The game which was held at home and on Saturday evening, saw the injury-laden Spanish side come off with a 4-0 win thus retaining all three necessary points from the match.
You can recall that not too long ago, during the Euro 2016 tournament, a ragtag Italian team beat the almighty Spanish side by two goals to nil in the round of 16, thereby halting their drive towards the finals.
Unfortunately, the Italian team was also forced back when they were beaten by Germany on penalties.
Well, we would be watching these two teams go head to head once again on Thursday, with the both of them looking at the possibilities of picking up one automatic berth in readiness for the next World Cup.
Disgraced Three Lions manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly heading for Spain to relax after extensive proceedings with the England Football Association (FA).
The former Sunderland manager’s contract with the FA as the national team coach ended by “mutual consent.” He stopped being the coach due to a scandal exposed by the Telegraph.
JulenLopetegui’s first competitive match as the head coach of the Spanish national side concluded with them snatching a dominating 8-0 triumph over Liechtenstein.
This match was played on September 5 at the Municipal Reino de Leon Stadium. It was the first 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match for both Spain and Liechtenstein. Even though Spain was the clear favorites of coming out on top with the victory, it wasn’t really expected to see them winning by such a large margin.
In light of the recent move of Paul Pogba to Manchester United for a record shattering fee of £89 million from five-time Serie A champions Juventus, there’s been a lot of discussions regarding record transfers in history. We look at some of the biggest transfers in cost in history.
Barring inflation, Pogba’s move is the highest ever paid for a player. He left Old Trafford in 2012 following complains that he was not well utilized and underpaid. He moved to Juventus but returned to break the world record and become the highest paid player in the English Premier League, usurping Wayne Rooney.
Former head coach of the men’s national football team in Spain, Vincent del Bosque said he has fulfilled his duty to Spanish football and left with a clear conscience.
Spain and Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres says that he is unconcerned about being not included in the preliminary Euro 2016 squad announced by Vicente del Bosque.
Spain have made some surprise omissions for the upcoming tournament. Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, and Diego Costa will be the high-profile absentees from the tournament. All three omissions are surprising given that they have been in good form over the last few weeks.
Roberto di Matteo is seen as the favourite next Aston Villa manager according to bookmakers.
The Italian has struggled to make an impact at any club since leaving Chelsea in 2012. Despite spending only a short period with the blues,Di Matteo won the Champions League before leaving the club a few months later. In his managerial career, the Italian has been in charge of teams like Schalke, West Brom, and MK Dons. He is currently out of work after having left German outfit Schalke in the summer of 2015. Di Matteo has reportedly been looking at a potential return to English football without a proper avenue still not opening yet.