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Uruguay fires coach Tabárez amid poor World Cup qualifying

Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez was fired Friday amid his workforce’s poor run in World Cup qualifying.

The Uruguayans are in seventh place within the 10-team South American qualifying group. They’ve 4 matches remaining to succeed in subsequent yr’s World Cup in Qatar.

The 74-year-old Tabárez coached Uruguay for 15 years in his second stint within the job, together with on the final three World Cups. He led Uruguay to a fourth-place end on the 2010 match in South Africa. He has additionally received the 2011 Copa America.

Tabárez additionally coached Uruguay from 1988-90.

The Uruguayan soccer federation stated in a press release that firing Tabárez and his workers is “a troublesome choice as a result of current circumstances, in a dedication with the longer term and the achievement of the outcomes all of us need.”

“We specific our respect and acknowledgment to (his) professionalism and dedication for such an extended course of,” the assertion added.

Tabárez had stated he was not “chucking up the sponge” after Tuesday’s 3-0 loss at Bolivia.

“I’m knowledgeable, I signed a contract and it says all the things I must do,” the veteran coach stated then. “I don’t know who can ask me to do this (resign) after this time at work.”

The Uruguayan soccer federation has not introduced a substitute for Tabárez.

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