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Eduardo Berizzo sacked as Paraguay head coach

15 Oct 2021, 14:44 GMT+10

ASUNCION, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Eduardo Berizzo was sacked as head coach of Paraguay's national team on Thursday after more than two and a half years in charge.

The announcement came just hours after Paraguay suffered a 4-0 defeat away to Bolivia in a 2022 World Cup qualifier, a result that left the Guaranies eighth in the 10-team South American group.

"We wish [Berizzo] success. In the coming days we will reveal who the members of the new coaching staff are," the Paraguayan Football Association said in a statement published on social media.

Berizzo took charge of Paraguay in February 2019 following the departure of Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio.

The 51-year-old Argentine led the team to seven wins, 13 draws and 11 defeats.

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