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21 Jan 2020 at 03:20am
MADRID -- Spains new football coach Julen Lopetegui has promised to build on the success of predecessor Vicente del Bosque after being named as his replacement on Thursday.Del Bosques eight-year stint included World Cup and European Championship titles.Lopetegui said at his presentation that he wont immediately overhaul a squad that has lost its dominant edge.There wont be a revolution, there will be an evolution, Lopetegui said after being introduced by federation president Maria Angel Villar.The base of the national team is clear and still in its best moment. We are not thinking about a transition. Instead we are thinking about how to resolve each match ahead.Del Bosque stepped down following Spains elimination in the round of 16 of the European Championship. That came two years after failing to move beyond the group phase at the 2014 World Cup.We are going to benefit from all the good things that Spanish football has been doing for many years, but logically we are going to adapt it to each rival, Lopetegui said. Football doesnt stop. We are very proud of the past, but we are looking toward the present and the future.The 49-year-old Lopetegui had been without a job since January after being fired from FC Porto, his only head coaching job with a major club. He failed to win a title during almost two years in Portugal.A former goalkeeper who started a handful of games for Real Madrid and Barcelona, Lopetegui played for Spain in the 1994 World Cup and coached Spains youth squads from 2010-14.Del Bosque left after leading Spains most successful generation of players to titles at the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship, completing a run of three major titles by Spain started under Luis Aragones at Euro 2008.One of Lopeteguis main tasks will be to rebuild the team as many of its top players have started to fade. His familiarity with some of Spains younger players from his stint as its youth team coach -- including David de Gea and Alvaro Morata -- could help him move on from an aging group led by the 32-year-old Andres Iniesta.We know many of the players, Lopetegui said. I am convinced that this generation of Spanish football is good, as well as the one that is coming.Lopetegui refused to talk about the role of individual players, saying now was not the appropriate time.His first match will be Spains friendly in Belgium on September 1. Four days later Spain starts its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a home match against Liechtenstein. Ed Budde Jersey. The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Mecole Hardman Jersey Large. It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. www.customchiefsjersey.com/custom-dave-krieg-jersey-large-406n.html /a>. Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. Lloyd Burrus Jersey. After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Ed Podolak Jersey. And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges.Live reaction from Tuesdays eight Premier League fixtures. Watch Match Choice on Sky Sports 1. Also See: Watch Match Choice Arsenal 0-0 Soton Leicester 2-0 Liverpool Man Utd 3-0 Stoke Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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