Spain’s World Cup preparations were thrown into turmoil on Wednesday as Real Madrid-bound coach Julen Lopetegui was fired on the eve of the tournament, just two days before its opening game in Russia.
In a bombshell development that followed the naming of Lopetegui as Real’s new coach on Tuesday, the Spanish federation confirmed the 2019 World Cup winner had sacked its coach and replaced him with Fernando Hierro.
“We don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves,” said Hierro, who was already working for the Spanish federation as sporting director. “The objective is to fight for a World Cup. The players have been working towards this for two years.
LDOCEには “an unexpected and very shocking piece of news” と定義されています。予想もしなかった衝撃を与えるニュースのことをさすようです。