Qatar fires head coach

Source:AFP Published: 2016/9/24 0:48:40

Ambitious World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar have sacked coach Jose Daniel Carreno just a fortnight ahead of a crucial 2018 qualifier in South Korea and after successive defeats.

The Uruguayan was dismissed following recent back-to-back defeats against Iran and Uzbekistan which left Qatar's hopes of making the World Cup in Russia in two years' time in serious trouble.

There was no immediate word on who would replace Carreno but fellow Uruguayan Jorge Fossati is considered the front-runner.

Qatar, who are desperate to reach its first finals in 2018,  sit bottom of the six-team group. 

They will take on Syria at home on October 11 five days after the South Korea match, before visiting China in ­November.

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