The World Cup is the biggest tournament in football and millions of fans tune in to watch the best players on the planet.

However, as well as the on-field stories, you can guarantee that there will always be a few examples of teams who shoot themselves in the foot with things that happen behind the scenes.

This year’s example seems to be Spain, as manager Julen Lopetegui has agreed to take over at Real Madrid post-tournament.

Apparently, chiefs at the Spanish FA were furious at his decision and as such, he has been sacked and will not be in charge for the tournament.

In honour of the Spanish meltdown, we’ve taken a look back at other times when World Cup sides have self-sabotaged their own tournament.

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