Julen Lopetegui

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International Business Times
Alonso says Costa loss was a 'shame' but thinks Chelsea have found perfect replacement in Morata in the summer of 2016. However, he still surprisingly yet to be handed a chanc
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
in the summer of 2016. However, he still surprisingly yet to be handed a chance with the Spanish national team as Julen Lopetegui has both Barcelona's Jordi Alba and Arsenal's Nacho Monreal ahead of him in the pecking order at... Read more
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Soccer Way
Mariano Diaz uncertain over Real Madrid return me that it'd be a good option." Mariano hopes his performances in Ligue 1 coul
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
me that it'd be a good option." Mariano hopes his performances in Ligue 1 could attract the attention of Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui. The forward appeared in a friendly for the Dominican Republic in 2013 but wants to play for the country of... Read more
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HITC Sport
Report: Ex-Everton star could be sold six months after transferre-sign the 23-year-old again in January to give him much needed game time ahea
HITC Sport / Posted 5 days ago
re-sign the 23-year-old again in January to give him much needed game time ahead of the World Cup in Russia. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui rates Deulofeu very highly, having previously worked with the La Masia graduate for La Roja’s Under-21... Read more
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Football365
Fractious and divided Spain needs the World CupShare this Page After a turbulent week in Spanish politics and society, nation
Football365 / Posted 6 days ago
Share this Page After a turbulent week in Spanish politics and society, national team manager Julen Lopetegui did his damnedest to keep his team focused on sporting matters ahead of their final World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. That... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Hunter: Lopetegui, Spain must be 'tournament-ready'from the hands of Vicente Del Bosque's men, Spain have won 11 and drawn three o
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 6 days ago
from the hands of Vicente Del Bosque's men, Spain have won 11 and drawn three of their 14 games. Del Bosque's successor, Julen Lopetegui, is a meticulous, serious man; he'll be pouring over every minute detail to give his talented footballers... Read more
6d
Gulf News
Spain coach puts football before politicsWe are athletes and politics is very far away, Lopetegui says Islamabad: Spani
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
We are athletes and politics is very far away, Lopetegui says Islamabad: Spanish manager Julen Lopetegui has shrugged off suggestions his team would be affected by political turmoil in the build up to next year’s World Cup, ahead of a potential... Read more
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International Business Times
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas withdraws from Costa Rica squad due to thigh injury Madrid playmaker suffered a knock during Spain's 1-0 victory at Israel on Monda
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Madrid playmaker suffered a knock during Spain's 1-0 victory at Israel on Monday [9 October]. Spain national team boss Julen Lopetegui appeared to rule out a major problem after the midfielder was able to play the full 90 minutes. "Asensio has... Read more
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Island Packet
Spain regains its confidence ahead of World Cupeliminations raised questions about whether Spain could successfully revamp its
Island Packet / Posted 7 days ago
eliminations raised questions about whether Spain could successfully revamp its aging squad, but promising coach Julen Lopetegui and a group of talented young players showed the team is on the right track. "Our qualifying campaign was... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After End of Qualification Campaignfinishing top in some style and ensuring they will be ready to challenge the ga
Bleacher Report / Posted 7 days ago
finishing top in some style and ensuring they will be ready to challenge the game's elite in Russia next year. Manager Julen Lopetegui used the recent international break to test out one or two new faces in his squad, and those players will... Read more
7d
Manchester Evening News
Manchester United receive triple boost ahead of Liverpool fixturequalified for the World Cup and Fellaini's needless appearance has ruled him ou
Manchester Evening News / Posted 7 days ago
qualified for the World Cup and Fellaini's needless appearance has ruled him out for at least two weeks but Spain coach Julen Lopetegui dropped first-choice De Gea for Pepe Reina in Jerusalem. Spain secured their spot at next year's finals in... Read more
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soccernews
Lopetegui hails Spain´s patience after slender winJulen Lopetegui was impressed by Spain’s patience as they battled past a resolu
soccernews / Posted 7 days ago
Julen Lopetegui was impressed by Spain’s patience as they battled past a resolute Israel 1-0 at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on Monday. La Roja were held at bay for most of the game and reduced to long-range shots as they struggled to break down a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Israel 0-1 Spain: Asier Illarramendi scores only goalplace, finishing fourth on 12 points, one behind Albania in third. Italy ended
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
place, finishing fourth on 12 points, one behind Albania in third. Italy ended their campaign second on 23 points. Coach Julen Lopetegui made nine changes from the Spain team that eased to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday, with only Sergio... Read more
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Soccer Way
Lopetegui hails Spain´s patience after slender win Lopetegui hails Spain´s patience after slender win Julen Lopetegui was impress
Soccer Way / Posted 7 days ago
Lopetegui hails Spain´s patience after slender win Julen Lopetegui was impressed by Spain's patience as they battled past a resolute Israel 1-0 at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on Monday. La Roja were held at bay for most of the game and reduced... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Asier Illarramendi strike hands Spain 1-0 win over IsraelThe 2010 World Cup winners rounded off Group G with a 1-0 win away to Israel on
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
The 2010 World Cup winners rounded off Group G with a 1-0 win away to Israel on Monday night, with Julen Lopetegui making nine changes to the side that swept aside Albania 3-0 on Friday. Already, they look one of the most dangerous sides in... Read more
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Goal.com
World Cup qualifying: Julen Lopetegui hails Spain's patience after slender win over IsraelJulen Lopetegui was impressed by Spain's patience as they battled past a resolu
Goal.com / Posted 7 days ago
Julen Lopetegui was impressed by Spain's patience as they battled past a resolute Israel 1-0 at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on Monday. La Roja were held at bay for most of the game and reduced to long-range shots as they struggled to break down a... Read more
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soccernews
Israel 0 Spain 1: Illarramendi brilliance lights up turgid affairfinished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish as they edged out
soccernews / Posted 7 days ago
finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish as they edged out Israel at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Julen Lopetegui’s much-changed side were a long way from their fluent best and had to rely on a moment of magnificence from... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Spain Complete Unbeaten 2018 World Cup Qualifying Run with Win vs. Israeland ensure Spain finish their campaign unbeaten after 10 games. With top spot
Bleacher Report / Posted 7 days ago
and ensure Spain finish their campaign unbeaten after 10 games. With top spot in Group G already assured, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui opted to make several changes to his side, handing Las Palmas midfielder Jonathan Viera a first cap. It was... Read more
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EuroNews
Illarramendi rocket gives Spain narrow win in Israelworld champions 11th in last month’s world rankings. Israel had long been out o
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
world champions 11th in last month’s world rankings. Israel had long been out of contention for a playoff place. Coach Julen Lopetegui made nine changes from the team that eased to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday, with only Sergio Busquets,... Read more
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Goal.com
Israel v Spain Match Report, , WC Qualification Europefinished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish as they edged out
Goal.com / Posted 7 days ago
finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish as they edged out Israel at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Julen Lopetegui's much-changed side were a long way from their fluent best and had to rely on a moment of magnificence from... Read more
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Goal.com
Israel v Spain Live Commentary & Result, , WC Qualification Europetwo sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to g
Goal.com / Posted 7 days ago
two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off. Meanwhile, Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has made 10 alterations to the team that featured in their last outing, with only Sergio Ramos retaining his... Read more
8d
Goal.com
Israel v Spain Betting: La Roja's final World Cup qualifier unlikely to provide goals galoreinto the final game in Group G, meaning their trip to Israel on Monday evening
Goal.com / Posted 8 days ago
into the final game in Group G, meaning their trip to Israel on Monday evening is of little consequence. Nevertheless, Julen Lopetegui will be looking for a strong performance from his side to round off what has been an excellent qualifying... Read more
8d
soccernews
Israel vs Spainwin over Albania that secured them a World Cup berth. And knowing they have not
soccernews / Posted 8 days ago
win over Albania that secured them a World Cup berth. And knowing they have nothing to play for, it is quite possible that Julen Lopetegui decides to make some changes to the starting XI. They are clear favourites here and this seems like a good... Read more
8d
soccernews
Busquets set for 100th Spain appearanceby virtue of their comfortable 3-0 win over Albania and Italy’s failure to beat
soccernews / Posted 8 days ago
by virtue of their comfortable 3-0 win over Albania and Italy’s failure to beat Macedonia. With their place secure, coach Julen Lopetegui has revealed he will ring the changes for the game at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, including a return for... Read more
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Soccer Way
Busquets set for 100th Spain appearance by virtue of their comfortable 3-0 win over Albania and Italy's failure to beat
Soccer Way / Posted 8 days ago
by virtue of their comfortable 3-0 win over Albania and Italy's failure to beat Macedonia. With their place secure, coach Julen Lopetegui has revealed he will ring the changes for the game at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, including a return for... Read more
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FIFA
Spain: Blending the new with the oldSpain sealed qualification for Russia 2018 with a game to spare in Group G Coa
FIFA / Posted 8 days ago
Spain sealed qualification for Russia 2018 with a game to spare in Group G Coach Julen Lopetegui the man behind Spain's good form Spain rubberstamped their much-awaited ticket to Russia on the penultimate matchday of European zone qualifying for... Read more
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Island Packet
Spain to make changes for final qualifier against IsraelCoach Julen Lopetegui will have to make changes for Spain's final World Cup qua
Island Packet / Posted 8 days ago
Coach Julen Lopetegui will have to make changes for Spain's final World Cup qualifier against Israel on Monday with three regular starters unavailable. With a World Cup berth already secured, Spain will play Israel in Jerusalem without Gerard Pique,... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Gerard Pique leaves Spain squad for Barcelona returnSpain coach Julen Lopetegui has released Pique will have time to rest and prep
tribalfootball.com / Posted 9 days ago
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has released Pique will have time to rest and prepare for Barcelona's next game, on October 14 against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. The defender saw yellow against Albania which means he's suspended for... Read more
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Daily Mail
England squad in high spirits as they jet off into Lithuaniainjury before of Ashes as captain Steve Smith... Holland train ahead of make o
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
injury before of Ashes as captain Steve Smith... Holland train ahead of make or break 2018 World Cup... Spain boss Julen Lopetegui believes 'sport can lead the... Ronald Koeman insists he 'won't run away from criticism'... Barcelona... Read more
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Goal.com
Spain news: Bayern's Thiago 'thrilled' with World Cup qualification after 2014 heartacheof the squad for the final qualifying clash with Israel on Monday and was given
Goal.com / Posted 9 days ago
of the squad for the final qualifying clash with Israel on Monday and was given permission to leave the Spain camp. Coach Julen Lopetegui is also without the suspended David Silva and Gerard Pique, who will be spared many of the boos from his own... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui 'unhappy' after Albania winSpain coach Julen Lopetegui had mixed emotions with their 3-0 win over World Cu
tribalfootball.com / Posted 10 days ago
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui had mixed emotions with their 3-0 win over World Cup qualifying opponents Albania. It has been a difficult few days for Lopetegui with off-pitch issues threatening to disrupt the harmony of the group. "We played a very... Read more
10d
give me sport
Look: Isco scores ridiculous team goal for Spain that involves 10 playersof the crowd for his stance on Catalan independence in what could be viewed as
give me sport / Posted 10 days ago
of the crowd for his stance on Catalan independence in what could be viewed as the only blemish on the night. Coach Julen Lopetegui was happy with what his side managed to do inside the first half an hour of the game when they led 3-0, but... Read more
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dna
World Cup 2018: Spain book Russia berth after Albania win, Italy held by Macedoniafeeling very happy because we've achieved an objective that was really importan
dna / Posted 10 days ago
feeling very happy because we've achieved an objective that was really important for Spanish football," said Spain coach Julen Lopetegui. "It was very tough but we have done it while playing brilliant football." The only downside for Spain was... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Spain secure spot in Russia as they beat Albania 3-0feeling very happy because we’ve achieved an objective that was really importan
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
feeling very happy because we’ve achieved an objective that was really important for Spanish football,” said Spain coach Julen Lopetegui. “It was very tough but we have done it while playing brilliant football," he added. The only downside for... Read more
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soccernews
Lopetegui lauds Pique crowd responseSpain coach Julen Lopetegui was buoyant, despite a mixed reception for Gerard P
soccernews / Posted 10 days ago
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was buoyant, despite a mixed reception for Gerard Pique during Friday’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Albania. La Roja secured automatic qualification for Russia 2018 with the win, while the Alicante crowd gradually... Read more
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Soccer Way
Lopetegui lauds Pique crowd response Lopetegui lauds Pique crowd response Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was buoyant,
Soccer Way / Posted 10 days ago
Lopetegui lauds Pique crowd response Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was buoyant, despite a mixed reception for Gerard Pique during Friday's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Albania. La Roja secured automatic qualification for Russia 2018 with the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to waitillegal by the Spanish government and blighted by police violence. "We had to
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
illegal by the Spanish government and blighted by police violence. "We had to concentrate solely on football," coach Julen Lopetegui told Spanish TV station Teledeporte. "It has been a difficult, complicated week and fortunately we managed... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Spain clinches World Cup spot, Italy held by MacedonaWorld Cup appearance. "It was a complicated week but we were able to come out
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 10 days ago
World Cup appearance. "It was a complicated week but we were able to come out only focused on football," Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said. "We did our part and with the Italy result it ended up being enough." PIQUE’S NIGHT As expected, many... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Spain confirm World Cup 2018 qualification with 3-0 win over AlbaniaFirst-half goals from Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago helped make it eight wins from n
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
First-half goals from Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago helped make it eight wins from nine matches in Group G for Julen Lopetegui's unbeaten side. The 2010 world champions are now guaranteed to finish in top spot as Italy - who started the day three points... Read more
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soccernews
Pique named in Spain side for Albania clasha backlash from those who fall on the other side of the argument. The 30-year-
soccernews / Posted 10 days ago
a backlash from those who fall on the other side of the argument. The 30-year-old, who has won the World Cup and European Championship, even offered to retire from international duty if coach Julen Lopetegui considered his presence a “... Read more
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Soccer Way
Pique named in Spain side for Albania clash a backlash from those who fall on the other side of the argument. The 30-year-
Soccer Way / Posted 10 days ago
a backlash from those who fall on the other side of the argument. The 30-year-old, who has won the World Cup and European Championship, even offered to retire from international duty if coach Julen Lopetegui considered his presence a "... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Spain vs. Albania: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview(U.S.) An 8-0 rout of Lichtenstein last time out for Spain followed their impr
Bleacher Report / Posted 11 days ago
(U.S.) An 8-0 rout of Lichtenstein last time out for Spain followed their impressive 3-0 win over Italy. Under manager Julen Lopetegui the 2010 World Cup winners are nearly back to their ominous best, and Albania face one of the toughest tasks... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Pique scrutinised in Spain team for Catalonia stancehis country, saying the national team is like a family to him and that he had t
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
his country, saying the national team is like a family to him and that he had the support of his team mates and coach Julen Lopetegui, who later gave the defender his backing in a radio interview. Last week, however, Spain captain Sergio... Read more
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EuroNews
Pique scrutinised in Spain team for Catalonia stancehis country, saying the national team is like a family to him and that he had t
EuroNews / Posted 11 days ago
his country, saying the national team is like a family to him and that he had the support of his team mates and coach Julen Lopetegui, who later gave the defender his backing in a radio interview. Last week, however, Spain captain Sergio Ramos... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Gerard Pique: Sergio Ramos rift talk a lie - we're starting a business togetherthat there are many people, including in this group, who want me to stay and he
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
that there are many people, including in this group, who want me to stay and help the team win matches." Spain coach Julen Lopetegui, meanwhile, has called on supporters to back Pique after he was jeered at a recent training session. "We... Read more
12d
The World Game
Pique commits to Spain despite criticismdefender, who voted on Sunday, suggested then that he would be open to walking
The World Game / Posted 12 days ago
defender, who voted on Sunday, suggested then that he would be open to walking away from international football if coach Julen Lopetegui or his teammates felt uncomfortable with his presence, but on Wednesday he said he was fully committed to the... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Gerard Pique to carry on for Spainish national team despite Catalonia backingto retire from international football after next year's World Cup, but insisted
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
to retire from international football after next year's World Cup, but insisted he could step aside sooner if Spain coach Julen Lopetegui or the federation believe his political stance to be problematic. "It is best to continue and accept this... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Spain v Catalonia: Pique’s call on playing futureto retire from international football after next year’s World Cup, but insisted
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 12 days ago
to retire from international football after next year’s World Cup, but insisted he could step aside sooner if Spain coach Julen Lopetegui or the federation believe his political stance to be problematic. “It is best to continue and accept this... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Spain v Catalonia: Pique’s call on playing futureto retire from international football after next year’s World Cup, but insisted
The Courier Mail / Posted 12 days ago
to retire from international football after next year’s World Cup, but insisted he could step aside sooner if Spain coach Julen Lopetegui or the federation believe his political stance to be problematic. “It is best to continue and accept this... Read more
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News.com.au
Spain v Catalonia: Pique’s call on playing futureto retire from international football after next year’s World Cup, but insisted
News.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
to retire from international football after next year’s World Cup, but insisted he could step aside sooner if Spain coach Julen Lopetegui or the federation believe his political stance to be problematic. “It is best to continue and accept this... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Gerard Pique reiterates commitment to Spanish national teamhis desire to retire after next year's World Cup in Russia and hinted he could
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 12 days ago
his desire to retire after next year's World Cup in Russia and hinted he could walk away even sooner should head coach Julen Lopetegui or the Spanish federation regard his political stance as problematic. But Pique moved to calm tensions on... Read more
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