The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be remembered as lots of ups and downs for Spain. After their exit from the World Cup, team head coach Fernando Hierro has stepped down as coach. The Spanish replaced the former coach Julen Lopetegui who was fired by RFEF President just before the beginning of the competition.
Hierro stepped down as Spain coach
The 21st edition of Football World Cup left so many unforgettable memories for Spain. Being one of the favourites to win the title, Spain eliminated in the Round of 16 at the hands of hosts Russia.
One time World Champions Spain managed to win just one game out of 4 that knocked them out from the competition. They scored 7 and conceded just 6 goals throughout the competition.
Spain begun their World Cup journey with a 3-3 draw against the European Champions followed by 1-0 win against France and 2-2 draw against Morocco. Despite leading in the round of 16 against Russia, Spain lost the lead and then lost the title on penalties.
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RFEF has announced that Fernando Hierro will not continue in the post of Spain head coach following the country’s last 16 exit at the hands of Russia. The RFEF said
“After many kilometers of walking together, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and Fernando Hierro put an end to their relationship once the participation of Spain in the World Cup in Russia ended. The coach declined to return to his previous position as sports director of the RFEF to seek new horizons and undertake new professional challenges.”
“After two spells as sporting director of the Federation, the first between 2007 and 2011 – coinciding with the best period of the national team, which won the 2008 European Championship with Luis Aragones as coach and the 2010 World Cup with Vicente del Bosque – and the second from November 2017 until now, the RFEF wants to thank Fernando Hierro for his commitment and sense of responsibility when he took the lead in the national team in this extraordinary situation, as well as in the performance of all his duties.”
“The Federation wants to highlight the professional and human values of an extraordinary athlete who wants the best of fortunes. “Thanks for everything, Fernando!”
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