Chelsea star Fabregas jokes about sacked Lopetegui

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/06/2018

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joked about the sacked Spain manager Julen Lopetegui one day before the start of World Cup.

The 31-year-old was not picked for this month World Cup with La Roja and Lopetegui set to take over Real Madrid in the summer, was removed from the national duty just a day of his appointed as Los Blancos coach.

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Spain gets their Group B campaign underway against Iberian rivals Portugal in Sochi on Friday.

Fabregas, who will be on BBC Sport's punditry team for the tournament after not being selected, said on Twitter: "Wait, maybe I get a call up now!"

Former Arsenal and Barcelona is to join World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta for the role and will be in the studio when Spain take on Portugal.

Fabregas has appeared 115 times for Spain, winning the World Cup in 2010 and two European Championships in 2008 and 2012.