• In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, Porto's then head coach Julen Lopetegui smiles during a press conference ahead of a group G Champions League soccer match against Maccabi Tel Aviv in Haifa, Israel. Spain’s soccer federation on Thursday, July 18, 2016 says Julen Lopetegui is the new coach of the national team. Lopetegui replaces Vicente Del Bosque, who resigned after Spain’s elimination in the round of 16 of the European Championship last month. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, file)

    Spain announces Lopetegui as Del Bosque’s replacement

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s new football coach Julen Lopetegui has promised to build on the success of predecessor Vicente del Bosque after being named as his replacement on Thursday.