DOHA, Dec 31 — Globe Cup hosts Qatar announced Friday that national mentor Felix Sanchez had been let go with the conclude of his agreement just after the team’s dismal Earth Cup in which they unsuccessful to get a point from their team games.
The Qatar Soccer Affiliation explained it experienced made a decision “not to extend Felix Sanchez’s agreement as head mentor of the Qatar countrywide workforce. We are grateful for his service and desire him all the greatest for the future.”
The Spaniard’s latest offer with Qatar finishes on December 31 but his future had been question after the Gulf condition, which used tens of billions of pounds making ready for the Entire world Cup, failed to arrive at the second round.
The group had been concealed away in education camps in Europe for months prior to the get started of the match and there has considering the fact that been criticism of the tactic.
The QFA praised the operate of the 47-year-old previous Barcelona staffer who had been in Qatar since 2006.
“We had some amazing years alongside one another, crammed with lots of wonderful moments, that will dwell endlessly in the record of Qatari football. Thank you for almost everything, Mr. Sanchez!” the QFA claimed on Twitter.
Sanchez became national coach in 2017 and guided them to victory in the Asian Cup two years later.
But they never recovered following a disastrous start in the World Cup opening recreation which they shed to Ecuador.
They joined South Africa from 2010 as the only hosts to be dumped out at the first hurdle.
Sanchez insisted at the conclusion of the event that his crew ended up never focusing on a area in the knockout phase.
He mentioned there had been only 6,000 registered gamers in Qatar “so this was a very likely problem,” when requested if he at any time imagined Qatar would get by means of the team.
“We never thought at any time to set a concentrate on of reaching the final 16 or the quarter-finals.
“We just desired to occur listed here and see what we could do. We managed to play two great online games from Senegal and the Netherlands. The initially match (towards Ecuador) we weren’t at our usual stage and we know that.”
He admitted though that he was doubtful about his long term.
Qatar’s a few defeats introduced severe criticism on social media and defender Abdelkarim Hassan has been booted out of his Al Sadd aspect for the reason that of his response.
When a admirer questioned Hassan’s mindset on social media, he replied: “Calm down. Do you assume this is a war?”
Al Sadd reported the 29-calendar year-previous, who had a deal until 2024, had still left for the reason that his “outlook does not correspond to the plans and aspirations of the team”. — AFP