Fernando Hierro is all set to replace Julen Lopetegui as the coach of Spain football team at the FIFA World Cup 2018 after the latter got sacked.Also Read - Olympics Football: Spain Have Injury Issues Ahead of Key Argentina Encounter

Julen Lopetegui was sacked after the news of him signing a 3-year deal with Real Madrid Football Club came to light. Earlier, Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League title under Zinadine Zidane, who called it a day 5 days after the memorable win. Also Read - FIFA World Cup 2022 Organisers Hoping For More Indian Eyeballs Than Previous Edition

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Spain will lock horns with Portugal in 48 hours time and that promises to be a clash of the titans.

Hierro has been an old warhorse at the Real Madrid Club as a player and captain and now he gets the opportunity to coach the same team. The 50-year old has 500 official games under his belt (Real Madrid & Spain included).

With Real Madrid, he won five La Liga and three UEFA Champions League trophies over the course of nearly 15 years. He has been an assistant for Real Madrid in the past and is someone who knows the Spanish footballing culture in and out.

Spain lifted the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and then they faced an embarrassing exit to Brazil in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA WC. In 2018, they are being considered as one of the frontrunners for the title.

Meanwhile, FIFA has announced that USA, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.