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Spanish football chief hails national team coach, urges patience

IANS  |  Elche (Spain) 

(RFEF) Rubiales praised head on Tuesday but also called for patience, saying the new was still developing his squad.

Rubiales stressed that he was pleased with Spain's 2-1 away win over England on Saturday in the opener, and was looking for a good result in Tuesday's clash with Croatia, reports news.

"is a great He is forming his team and we have to give him time, since he has very good players, but he is starting a new era," Rubiales said.

Former coach took the helm after ex-coach was fired one day before the start of the 2018 World Cup, where fared poorly under

The RFEF made his remarks after visiting a school here, where is set to face Croatia, World Cup runner-up.

Rubiales said he expects an exciting game, since the sold-out stadium is going to be filled with fans, but warned that "anything can happen" against such a tough opponent.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:40 IST