While we wait to discover precisely what state Spain are in - Julen Lopetegui is due to meet the friendly Spanish media in just over half an hour - here’s some breakfast reading for you.
Spare a thought for those who tipped Spain. Oh hang on, nobody did.
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Kick off is 31 hours away, but it’s time for the first OMG! of the 2018 World Cup
Seems quite possible that Rubiales / Lopetegui press conference in about an hour will be to announce Spain will have a different coach on bench v Portugal on Friday. Hierro and Celades candidates to step in.Continue reading...