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Spanish football federation "not regretting" sack of Lopetegui

Spain v Russia: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Spanish football federation president Luís Rubiales spoke to the press after Spain's disappointing exit in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup and said he doesn't regret the sacking of current Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui just two days ahead of the start of the World Cup.

"I don't regret it because the decisions you make with integrity cannot be judged by the result they produce," said Rubiales.

Spain collected three draws and just one win in this World Cup after completing brilliant performances under Lopetegui in the Qualifiers. Furthermore, they lost to a mediocre Russia side and failed to create quality chances against them.

The good news for Real Madrid is that Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Isco, Vázquez and Asensio will now have a long summer to recover and get some rest so that they can be ready for the UEFA Super Cup against Atletico de Madrid, even though it's clear that the players were disappointed and wanted to do better in this World Cup.

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