Paraguay sacks coach Berizzo after Bolivia defeat

Paraguay has sacked head coach Eduardo Berizzo following Thursday's 4-0 defeat at Bolivia in its 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Eduardo Berizzo gestures during a World Cup qualifying contest between Paraguay and Bolivia on October 14 in Miraflores, Bolivia. - GETTY IMAGES

Paraguay has sacked head coach Eduardo Berizzo following Thursday's 4-0 defeat at Bolivia in its 2022 World Cup qualifier, the country's football federation said.

Berizzo took over in February 2019 after Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio resigned.

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The Paraguay Football Association (APF) said in a statement on Twitter that it will announce the new coaching staff shortly.

 

Paraguay is eighth in the 10-team South American qualifying group on 12 points after 12 games, four points behind Uruguay in fifth.

The top four qualify automatically for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

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