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Fernando Hierro named Spain's new national team coach for World Cup

Hierro replaced Julen Lopetegui who was sacked earlier on Wednesday after the federation said he failed to tell them he had agreed to join Real Madrid after the tournament.

In this file photo taken on 15 October 2010 former Spanish footballer Fernando Hierro speaks during a press conference at the end of a three-day Fifa/Caf symposium about the 2010 World Cup, in Cairo. Fernando Hierro will coach the Spanish team football team during Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament the Spanish Football Federation announced on 13 June 2018. Picture: AFP

MADRID - Sporting Director of Spain's Football Federation (RFEF) Fernando Hierro has been named the national team's new coach for the duration of the World Cup in Russia, the Federation said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Hierro replaced Julen Lopetegui who was sacked earlier on Wednesday after the federation said he failed to tell them he had agreed to join Real Madrid after the tournament.

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