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Uruguay sacks Oscar Tabarez after 15 years: a difficult decision

Uruguay sacks Oscar Tabarez after 15 years: a difficult decision

Uruguay League football (AUF) announced this afternoon, the departure of coach Oscar Tabarez from leading his national team after 15 years in the position. The remaining members of the committee were also dissolved.

The contract is terminated after a few days The country lost to Bolivia 3-0, in a valid game by 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The fourth consecutive setback in the tournament left Uruguay in seventh place in the table with 16 points and a real risk of exit from the next world championship.

The coach, now 74, has been in the position since March 2006, during which time he led the Celestial team in three World Cups (2010, 2014 and 2018). He also led the team in the championship in 1990.

In his last period, he led the “maestro” of Uruguay in 181 matches, achieving 85 wins, 40 draws and 57 losses. The only title win at that time was the 2011 Copa America.

In the statement, the association said it was a “difficult decision under the current circumstances.”

“We categorically express that this decision does not mean ignoring Tabarez’s important contribution to Uruguayan football. We salute and appreciate the fundamental sporting achievements of these fifteen years, which have once again placed Uruguay in the first places in world football,” stated in The note.

“We express our respect and appreciation for the professionalism and dedication throughout the long working process and for the immeasurable legacy that this fruitful phase leaves in the selection history. The CAF Executive Committee made this difficult decision due to the current circumstances, committed to the near future and obtaining the results we all hope for,” AUF concludes.

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