Syria sacks Bernd Stange after loss to Jordan

Bernd Stange became the second coach sacked at the Asian Cup, dismissed by Syria after a disappointing haul of one point from two games.

Bernd Stange had taken over as Syria's head coach in February, 2018.   -  Getty Images

Syria sacked coach Bernd Stange after their 2-0 loss to Jordan at the Asian Cup on Thursday.

Stange, who took over in February 2018, was dismissed after his side was left with just one point from two games in Group B.

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Ahead of its final group match against Australia on Tuesday, Syria opted for change, confirming the sacking of Stange in a statement.

Stange became the second coach to be sacked inside the first week of the tournament. Thailand had dismissed Milovan Rajevac after its heavy loss to India in Group A and it bounced back with a 1-0 win over Bahrain on Thursday.

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