Uruguay sack coach Oscar Tabarez


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Iconic Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez was sacked on Friday after a record-breaking 15 years within the job, following a poor run of outcomes that leaves the nation’s World Cup qualification hopes within the stability.

Tabarez, 74, enjoys almost legendary standing in Uruguay having led the tiny nation of three.four million individuals to the World Cup semi-finals in 2010 after which to the Copa America title a yr later.

But 4 straight defeats — three of them by three objectives — have left Uruguay in peril of lacking out on subsequent yr’s World Cup, a event they received in 1930 and 1950.

“The executive committee of the AUF informs that it has decided to end the contract of Oscar Washington Tabarez and other members of the national team coaching staff,” stated the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) in a press release.

The AUF described it as a “difficult decision” that under no circumstances “disavows Tabarez’s important contribution to Uruguayan football.”

Uruguay have scored only one aim, conceding 11, of their final 4 matches that included defeats to Brazil, Bolivia and twice to Argentina.

They sit seventh within the single South American qualifying desk for the World Cup in Qatar, with solely the primary 4 progressing routinely.

Brazil and Argentina have already certified, whereas Ecuador want simply two wins from their last 4 matches to affix them.

The battle for the ultimate spot sees 5 groups, together with Uruguay, separated by simply two factors.

Tabarez took cost of a report 221 matches with a single nationwide workforce, even placing him forward of former Germany boss Joachim Loew, with 198 video games.

He was the longest serving present nationwide workforce coach till Friday at 15 years and eight months.

Tabarez first took over the Uruguay reins from 1988 to 1990 earlier than he was employed once more in 2006.

He additionally coached Boca Juniors twice and AC Milan between his two stints with the nationwide workforce.

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