Zidane resigned as manager following an unprecedented era of success that saw Real win three consecutive Champions League titles, most recently defeating Liverpool 3-1 in Ukraine to complete the treble.
"No, our account has not been hacked", clarified Spanish newspaper Marca on Twitter shortly after publishing the news.
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As a player, Lopetegui was a goalkeeper who spent spells as a backup at both Madrid and Barcelona, also playing for Rayo Vallecano and CD Logrones. He coached the U19s to Euro 2012 glory, and after managing the U20s, he led the U21 side to victory at Euro 2013.
Nicaragua: crisis ha dejado 139 muertos
Sin embargo, luego de un profundo análisis con fuentes muy serias, no existen las condiciones para volar a Managua mañana. El Gobierno, en cambio, sólo reconoce 42 fallecidos.
This was because some of the Real Madrid members of the Spanish squad already knew about Lopetegui's imminent appointment at the club. They also play Morocco and Iran in the group stages.
Lopetegui has worked with Spain U19, U20 and U21s, so Madrid will hope he can bring some younger players through.
Before he took over as Spain boss, Lopetegui was Porto manager for two years.
Real Madrid said in an official announcement: 'Julen Lopetegui will be the Real Madrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup.
Abren investigación preliminar a García, Toledo y PPK por caso Odebrecht
Las investigaciones se dispusieron en la última semana tras la declaración del exdirectivo de Odebrecht Jorge Barata , recibida por fiscales peruanos en febrero pasado en Brasil.
Buffon has been a prominent feature of international football for the previous two decades and has been present at all of the previous nine major international tournaments. United have been lucky to hold on to him for as long as they have. The Portugal international is angry at the club for their latest "derisory" contract offer, per Jesus Sanchez at Marca. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary is playmaker Isco.
Bad news for... Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are some of the potential losers.
Atlético Nacional rechazó agresión a mujer hincha en el estadio
Atlético Nacional se pronunció sobre el bochornoso hecho en el que un hombre identificado con una camiseta amarilla que dice "apoyo logístico" golpeó a una mujer en las tribunas de estadio Atanasio Girardot en la final de la Liga I-2018 entre el verdolaga y Tolima , equipo que se consagró campeón.