Spain captain, Sergio Ramos. Twitter

Spain captain Sergio Ramos insists that the team is united despite the sacking of Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday.

Lopetegui was sacked after taking the Real Madrid job on Tuesday, in a turn of events that has rocked La Roja just two days before their first game at the 2018 World Cup, against Portugal.

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Fernando Hierro has been installed as the man to succeed the sacked manager ahead of the tournament, but several reports in Spain have claimed that the players attempted to convince the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to allow Lopetegui to stay on.

Ramos has now taken to Twitter to issue a rallying cry to supporters, insisting that La Roja remain focused on clinching glory in Russia.

“We are the National Team, we represent a shield, colours, fans and a nation. The responsibility and the commitment are with you and for you. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, together. #VamosEspaña.”

After playing against Portugal on Friday, Spain will subsequently face Iran and Morocco in Group B in Russia.