For previous failure at FIFA World Cups, all football players of Spain national football team are spire to win the title of at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. After the complete failure of European Championships and a big failure at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Spain national football team would like to won honors at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the assistance of Julen Lopetegui, who has become the head coach of Spain national football team since 2016.
Julen Lopetegui, born in Asteasu, Gipuzkoa, started his football playing career with a local club Real Sociedad when he was young. When he played with the club, his eminent gifts was shaded by a legendary footballers – Luis Arconada. For this reason, he left for club Real Madrid determinedly to pursue a more bright future. Through eleven season in La Liga, Julen Lopetegui has played 149 football games for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano. When he played in Segunda División, he played 168 football games in total for three football clubs.
After ended his football playing career, he became one assistant of then Spain coach Juan Santisteban’s at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. After the assistant spell with Spain national football team, he started his managerial career with Rayo. Unfortunately, he was sacked by the team for their poor performances in 2003-04 season, and Rayo was relegated to division three from division two.
He also tried to working as a sports commentator for laSexta in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and then he resumed to his managerial career from the third-tier Real Madrid Castilla in the 1980s. Lopetegui went back to club duties in May 2014. With his efforts, the football club signed seven Spanish football players in that summer. When he coached the club Estádio do Dragão, he has led the football club to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, in which they saved the biggest defeat and suffered their biggest defeat in a football game against FC Bayern Munich.
Spain national football team still need to play two crucial friendlies against Germany national football team and Argentina national football team. Though important games they are, the Spain national football team has keeping an unbeaten record in sixteen football matches, including 13 wins and three draws. Most people have analyzed the success reasons of the Spain side, and some people attributed it to the composure of the manager Julen Lopetegui.
Among various reasons, the outstanding performances of La Roja at the World Cup qualification also contributed to the winning of his team. Viewing from all these factors comprehensively, the optimism of the Spain national football team is understandable. The important reason of Lopetegui’s confidence rests on their specific condition and overall strong strength. He would like to avoid over-confidence in any forms for a long time. Morocco national football team is qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup while Iran failed to perform better with more goals against Morocco national football team.