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Reports: Pique Had To Separate Ramos & Spanish Football President

Reports: Gerard Pique Had To Separate Sergio Ramos & Spanish Football President

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 15, 2018 07:44 AM @KurtLaduma

With the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) having sacked Julen Lopetegui following his agreement to take over at Real Madrid, it has now been reported that Gerard Pique had to stop captain Sergio Ramos and the man who made the decision to sack the manager, Luis Rubiales, from fighting.

Sacked Spain Boss Reacts To Shock Dismissal

Lopetegui was relieved of his duties as Spain boss on Wednesday, a day before the 2018 FIFA World Cup, after Spanish giants Real announced on Tuesday that he is going to be their new manager once the tournament had finished.

RFEF president Rubiales was furious about the agreement between Lopetegui and Los Blancos, and revealed to the public that everything was done behind his back.

While the decision to sack Lopetegui shocked many, it was also reported that some of Spain's key players tried to persuade Rubiales to let the manager continue for the duration of the tournament.

According to OK Diario journalist Eduardo Inda, things got so heated between Ramos and the president that FC Barcelona defender Pique had to be there during the conversation to make sure tensions did not reach a boiling point.

"The two (Ramos and Rubiales) squared up, no one hit anyone but everything was said. There was shouting from both sides. The level of tension was huge, Gerard Pique had to intervene and mediate so that things didn't get more serious," Inda said.

It is believed that Rubiales was angered that Spanish media were reporting that Lopetegui would continue as manager, a message he felt certain players sent to the press in order to put pressure on the RFEF.

It has been claimed that Ramos let his frustrations be known, and that he told Rubiales that Spain are going to be the joke of the tournament. However, it is believed the Real defender and president eventually reached an understanding, and even ended their conversation with a hug.

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Spain will play their first match of the World Cup on Friday night against Portugal.

Do you think the RFEF made the right decision in sacking the manager? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Big[®]sykes Joined: 31 Dec 2017
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Big[®]sykes Jul 03, 2018 05:09 PM
Lol,the President is showing these Madrid idiots that days of that Spanish dictator who use to do them favours are gone and that actually Barcelona won Spain the world cup,not Madrid
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Soni_JX Jun 16, 2018 08:53 AM
That so called president acted as if Julen accepted France or German or Portugal national team couch job. Some other idiots will never improve behind their skulls......how on earth finding a new job is a breach of employment agreement, whilst your current contract is to be under REVIEW as per terms of reference? If there was breach, what is this doff called "president" waiting for, let him sue and get vindicated. Otherwise he will remain and idiot of the century in the entire Spanish football history.
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Soni_JX Jun 16, 2018 08:47 AM
No wonder barcelona will remain a bunch of SECOND FIDDLE IDIOTS.......How on earth can one be crucified for taking up a new and better job.....whilst commiting to finishing up his remaining task (thus enough respect to his current employer). For any national team, contracts are for coaches achieving WC qualification first (and if they fail, they are likely to be fired)......When they qualify to be in the tornament, certain level achievement is expected (i.e for teams like Spain.....winning it is a must, whilst getting at least to semis its a do or die situation)........(if he fails according to these expectations.....he gets fired). Then given that Julen is not guaranteed a permanet stay at national team level and surely after the World Cup, Spain is EXPECTED to review his contract.......what are they expecting him to do? Wait for the review and possibly get fired whilst Madrid appoints another coach and he misses out? Will waiting for Spain's review pay his bills? With him going to Madrid after the WC, how would that hinder Spain national team in the WC? Has his commitment to the national team changed, just becaused he signed for Madrid the UEFA CL Champions?......How will Spain benefit by firing a coach just before WC tornament? Is this Xavi guy brain damaged also like the rest of the SECOND FIDDLE IDIOTS? Is their mental paraplergy permanent as to see them still parading idiocy even if they have retired? Let they eat their pie.....they baked it themselves.....let's see how far they go. Question that the likes of Isco needs to ask themselves, is playing for Madrid a sin in Spain.....if YES, let them go to Russia and enjoy summer holidays.....then that idiot called "president" will field his wife, maybe he will win the WC.
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Bukwayinja Jun 15, 2018 01:29 PM
Useless President, driven by emotions and end up taking stupid decisions. Ramos should have punched him hard on that sharp pointed nose.
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Mashia1950 Jun 15, 2018 01:12 PM
Ramos is a cow he should have handled the matter differently as a senior player. Rubiale just won moemish of the weak, how do you suck a coach a day before the tournament. Spain is useless
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Jun 15, 2018 01:11 PM
You should have punched some sense into that madala (Rubiales) Ramos
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Ndlazitha Jun 15, 2018 12:03 PM
Pique shouldnt have stopped Ramos the president deserves a punch in the face.
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Special*00 Jun 15, 2018 11:48 AM
Dis president is stupid hw cn u sack a coach who chose 23man squad...Ramos also should hv been more proffesional he is a senior he should learn to lead like a captain nw he is making young stars panic by his actions...great player bt empty under the hair
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jakobe Jun 15, 2018 11:44 AM
Federation dd wht I also cld hv done, Lopetegui breached an agreement between employee and employer by not divulging t frm 1st place it occurred. It would have wrkd against hs conscious in team selection.
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Danboi79 Jun 15, 2018 11:25 AM
Cow fighting for ur coach nxa he was unprofessional he should hv done better than sabotaging Spain like that
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Yellow-Blue. Jun 15, 2018 11:13 AM
Ramos should had moer this idiot President
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Matayitayi Jun 15, 2018 10:06 AM
Ramos is a emotional little boy
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Matayitayi Jun 15, 2018 10:05 AM
Perez and Madrid caused all this mess
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codney Jun 15, 2018 09:52 AM
Ramos should have strangled him,you can't take such decision and leave the stakeholders(players)behind on the eve of such tournament....
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clemz7 Jun 15, 2018 09:34 AM
Yes that is good
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Skeem Sa HDK Jun 15, 2018 09:18 AM
If Spain are to do better in this tourney players like Ramos, a captain and DEFENDER had to follow their father (previous coach ) out of the team. Otherwise, I see a deliberate disaster.
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polite2010 Jun 15, 2018 09:05 AM
@KING~PHAZAMISA~RETURNS Bt this tym Ramos he's ryt, u can't suck the coach the day b4 the worldcup start
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KING~PHAZAMISA~RETURNS Jun 15, 2018 08:11 AM
Ramos's temper reminds me of Gattuso
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Kurough Jun 15, 2018 08:06 AM
You are a gangster wena Ramos.I have been watching you.
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Cow95 Jun 15, 2018 08:00 AM
King CR is gonna kill these fools

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