End of an era: Uruguay football association fires iconic national coach Tabáres

Óscar Tabárez was fired by the Uruguayan Football Association. The national team coach has been at the helm of the national team for over fifteen years, but does not serve his contract after the moderate results of recent times.

‘El Maestro’, as Tabárez is called in Uruguay, saw his team lose the previous four World Cup qualifying duels. The country is therefore threatening to miss out on the final tournament in Qatar. Last Tuesday, there was still 3-0 lost to Bolivia with a chance. The Uruguayan football association saw no other option but to send Tabárez out of the avenue.
Tabárez was appointed as national coach in March 2006 and was fourth at the 2010 World Cup. In 2018, the national coach reached the quarterfinals at the World Cup in Russia with his team. For his time as Uruguay national coach, El Maestro was at the helm of Boca Juniors and AC Milan.
Uruguay is currently ranked seventh in the South American World Cup qualification group. The first four seats give the right to a ticket to the World Cup, the number five must play playoffs. There are four more games scheduled for Uruguay to secure qualification.