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Spain’s king bids farewell to national team

Madrid, June 7: Spain’s king on Thursday bid his country’s national football team farewell before their trip to the Russian city of Krasnodar, La Roja’s homebase for World Cup. King Felipe VI visited the Spanish squad at the City of Soccer sport complex, in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, accompanied by the new Culture and Sports Minister Maxim Huerta, among other officials. “I did not want to miss the opportunity to come and embrace you, salute you and cheer you on before you are to embark and leave for Russia,” the king said addressing the team. IANS

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