With Thursday’s loss to Bolivia in La Paz, Paraguay advanced from sixth to eighth among the ten teams in the standings.
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The Paraguayan Football Association (APF) announced the dismissal of its Argentine coach, Eduardo Berizzo, after the defeat that Bolivia lost to Alberuja (4-0) in La Paz on Thursday, the federation reported.
The Asia Pacific Forum announced on its Twitter account that “the Asia Pacific Forum transfers the duties of Eduardo Berizzo as president of the Paraguayan national team.”
“We inform that members of the new technical leadership of Habibna Al-Berouja will communicate in the next few days,” the report added.
With Thursday’s loss to Bolivia in La Paz, Paraguay advanced from sixth to eighth among ten teams, in the World Championship standings.
In the November group, Alberuga must face Chile as a local and Colombia as a visitor.
The dismissal of Berizzo, a student of Marcelo Bielsa, precipitated defeat on Thursday even though the guiding player was already on the tightrope after last Sunday’s 3-0 fall to Chile.
Sports media quoted twins Guillermo and Gustavo Barros Schelotto, also Argentines, as being among the candidates to succeed “Toto” Berizzo on Thursday evening.
The Argentine coach, who was heavily criticized by Paraguay fans, was hired in February 2019, as he managed 31 matches, including 7 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses, with an effectiveness rate of 37%.
His team scored 31 goals, conceded 39 goals, and got 34 points out of a possible 93, according to the statistics of the Asian Football Confederation.
In the confrontation, Paraguay won 2 of 12 matches, both against Venezuela, the last in the tournament. Draws 6 and loses 4. His team has more goals against (17) than for him (9).
“I want Paraguay to go to Qatar with or without me,” Perizzo had said before the victory. (Dr)
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