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.