Falconets Lose To Spain, Out Of World Cup

Nigeria’s hope to reach a fourth semi-final in the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup was dashed by the Spain.

The European side defeated the Falconets 2-1 in the quarter-final at the Concarneau with goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patricia Guijarro. Peace Effih’s goal in the 57th minute.

After the last gasp win against China saw the Falconets sneak into the knockout rounds, the team was up for it against a fluid and superior Spanish side.

Nigeria defeated Spain in the group stage in 2016 in Papua New Guinea.

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World Cup: Spain Appoints Fernando Hierro As New Coach

The Spanish Football Federation has appointed Fernando Hierro as their new head coach for the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia shortly after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui this morning.

Fernando, a former Real Madrid captain and assistant manager who was sporting director for the Spanish FA will now take Lopetegui’s position and will then hold his first training session on Thursday ahead of Friday’s opening clash against Portugal.

Lopetegui was dismissed on Wednesday by Spanish football chiefs who were left furious after Real Madrid announced him as their next coach despite committing his future to Spain’s national team by signing a deal until 2020.

A statement by the President of Spanish Football Federation, SFF, Luis Rubiales says “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish you the greatest of luck. The negotiation has occurred without any information to the RFEF. Just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled”

Fernando Hierro who played 584 games for Real Madrid made 89 international appearances for Spain and netted 29 times. He also captained Spain in the 1994 World Cup.

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Spain Sacks Coach After He Takes Real Madrid Job

Less than 24 hours after the unexpected announcement that Spain manager Julen Lopetegui would take over at Real Madrid next season, the Spaniard has been sacked by the country’s football federation.

His dismissal comes just two days before Spain’s opening World Cup game against Euro 2016 winners Portugal on Friday.
“We have been forced to make this decision,” Spanish Football Association President, Luis Rubiales said according to a series of tweets from the official Royal Spanish Football Federation’s official twitter account (RFEF).
“RFEF cannot be sitting on the sidelines whilst someone negotiates with one of its employees and then find out five minutes later before the news is made public.
“It’s a difficult and painful situation, and we would have liked for it to have finished differently with Julen. But we didn’t plan the way it played out.
“We are all affected by this, but we have to think about what is best for the whole of RFEF and the national team.
“I’m sure in time, we will be stronger for this decision. We wish him the best of luck.”
On Tuesday, it had been announced that former goalkeeper Lopetegui would join Real, who last month won the Champions League for the third year in a row, following the resignation of Zinedine Zidane at the end of May.
Lopetegui took charge of Spain in July 2016, leading the 2010 World Cup winners to nine wins and one draw in a qualifying group that included four-time winners Italy.
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Book Reveals Details Of How Ex-Spanish King Sleeps with 2,154 Women

The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, has reportedly had an astonishing 2,154 sexual partners between 1976 and 1994.

This was contained in a new book, Juan Carlos I: The King of 5,000 Lovers, written by Amadeo Martínez Ingles. It will be  published in September,  according to a summary published  in The Times.

The former King was described as a sex addict even after marrying Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark.

The 79-year-old abdicated the throne in 2014, making way for his son Felipe VI, who began a tour of Great Britain on Wednesday.

The book claimed Juan Carlos was already a prolific lovemaker prior to his 1962 union with the King of Greece’s daughter, to whom he is still married.

He reportedly slept with 332 partners while at military academy as a young man, “which is good for any actor specialising in porn films: four per week,” the book notes.

Juan Carlos became King in 1975, 13 years into his marriage, but was allegedly found by his Queen in a compromising position with actress Sara Montiel a year later. Montiel denies there was any affair.

Since then, according to the book, he has put more than 2,000 notches on his royal bedpost.

His alleged lovers include Barbara Rey, a former Miss World contestant and Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, a German philanthropist.

Rey is alleged to have received $3m (£2.8m, $3.5m) from the Spanish secret service to deny the affair. She says she has not received such a payment.

In 2015, the Spanish Supreme Court dismissed the paternity claim of the 47-year-old daughter of Belgian governess Liliane Sartiau.

Juan Carlos’ reputation was damaged when he took an elephant hunting trip in Botswana in April 2012 at the height of Spain’s financial crisis.

He handed over the throne to his son two years later, saying that the new generation must be at the forefront… younger people with new energies.”

The Spanish Royal Household did not respond to The Times when asked for comment.

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