Colombia part ways with coach Carlos Queiroz

Colombia parted ways with coach Carlos Queiroz on Tuesday, less than three weeks after his side slumped to two consecutive defeats.

Carlos Queiroz gives instructions to his players during a contest between Colombia and Uruguay in Barranquilla, on November 13. - GETTY IMAGES

Colombia parted ways with coach Carlos Queiroz on Tuesday, less than three weeks after his side slumped to two consecutive defeats in its qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Colombia lost 3-0 at home to Uruguay on November 13 and was beaten 6-1 away at Ecuador four days later, its heaviest qualifying loss since 1977.

The results left the South American side seventh in the 10-team qualification table, with the top four qualifying automatically for Qatar.

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The Colombian Football Federation (FCF) and coach Carlos Queiroz agreed that the trainer will not continue as the head of the Colombian national side, the FCF said in a statement.

The 67-year old former Real Madrid coach took over in Colombia in February 2019.

Colombia’s next scheduled games are World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Paraguay in March next year.

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