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Fabregas was left out of the Spain squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Fabregas wasn’t given a chance under Julen Lopetegui, who was incredibly sacked on Wednesday, and has not made a Spain appearance since 2016.

Fabregas believes his lack of playing time when Antonio Conte became Chelsea boss affected his chances with Spain when Lopetegui became boss.

“You never got a look in under Lopetegui,” BBC Sports presenter Gary Lineker told Fabregas.

“Perhaps if he got sacked a couple of months ago, you might have had a chance?”

“Maybe, you never know, you never know,” Fabregas said in response to Lineker.

“I spoke to him at the beginning of last season.

“When Conte first game to Chelsea I wasn’t playing at all.

“He (Lopetegui) just wanted to try to give opportunities to the younger players who he worked with at the under-21s and under-19s.

“Fair play to him, they’ve done well, they’ve been playing well for two years.

“They qualified in style and they deserved their opportunity as well. I just have to wait and keep working.”

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