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Top 25 moments from 2018 World Cup

Yardbarker Logo By Jeff Mezydlo of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 25: In a stunning move, one day before the start of the World Cup, Spain sacked manager Julen Lopetegui after word came down he was headed to Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's replacement. Spain's technical director Fernando Hierro replaced Lopetegui, who was awarded a contract extension with the national team just weeks before.

Spain sack coach on World Cup eve

In a stunning move, one day before the start of the World Cup, Spain sacked manager Julen Lopetegui after word came down he was headed to Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's replacement. Spain's technical director Fernando Hierro replaced Lopetegui, who was awarded a contract extension with the national team just weeks before.

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