Qatar sacks manager ahead of AFC World Cup qualifying

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With two World Cup qualifiers coming up next and no points to show thus far, Qatar has fired manager Jose Daniel Carreno.

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The decision came down Friday as Qatar prepares to take on South Korea and Syria in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Qataris have failed to take points out of their first two WCQ matches in 2016, falling on the road against Iran and 1-0 to Uzbekistan in Doha. Qatar currently sits last in Group A through two rounds in the third round of Asian qualifying.

Uruguayan Jorge Fossati, who currently manages Qatar Stars League side Al-Rayyan, is expected to take over Qatar’s managerial position, however, no official decision has been made yet.