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Sergio Ramos reacts on Twitter after Julen Lopetegui is given the sack by Spain

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Spanish football descended into chaos on the eve of the World Cup.

After Julen Lopetegui was surprisingly announced as Real Madrid's new manger on Tuesday, rumours began circulating of the fury at the decision from the Spanish FA.

In fact, newly appointed president Luis Rubiales was reportedly so angry with the decision that he was considering firing Lopetegui just two days before their tournament opener vs Portugal.

And despite the Spanish players trying to prevent that from happening, Rubiales went through with the controversial act, announcing Lopetegui's departure in a press conference.

No one on Twitter could believe what they were seeing, but Los Blancos' new boss certainly didn't help matters by going behind the SFF's back.

Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro has been instead as the new boss, with Spain's odds to win the tournament tumbling.

Nevertheless, a squad which boasts characters such as Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique should be able to cope with the added pressure La Roja will now be put under.

Every mistake will now be scrutinised even more, but there's no doubting that Spain can still achieve glory in Russia.

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The lack of reaction from players to the situation was probably justified, but Ramos - the country's captain - took it upon himself to tweet first, sending a message to the rest of the footballing world.

RAMOS' TWEET

Translated, the message reads: "We are the selection, we represent a shield, some colors, a hobby, a country. Responsibility and commitment are with you and for you. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, together: #VamosEspaña."

The kind of message Spanish fans needed after a day of madness.

But if anyone can overcome such a setback, it's Ramos and La Roja.

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Julen Lopetegui
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Sergio Ramos
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Real Madrid
Andres Iniesta
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