April 11 – Egypt and Carlos Queiroz have parted methods after the Portuguese coach failed to guide the Pharaohs to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Queiroz (pictured) led the Egyptians to the semi-finals of the Arab Cup final December in addition to to January’s closing of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, which his workforce misplaced on penalties to Senegal. It was nevertheless renewed defeat within the two-legged World Cup playoffs in March towards the Senegalese that noticed the Egyptian Soccer Affiliation (EFA) push Queiroz in direction of the exit door.
The contract between EFA and Queiroz stipulated that the ruling physique had the fitting to terminate the contract in case of the nationwide workforce failing to qualify for the World Cup. Queiroz was repeatedly criticised for a taking part in model that many thought of too conservative.
In 2018, the Egyptians returned to the worldwide finals for the primary time in 28 years, however they did not garner a single level from Group A, dropping towards hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.
Final 12 months, Queiroz had succeeded Hossam El-Badry. The Portuguese had endured a torrid spell with Colombia earlier than his arrival in Cairo. Beforehand he had led Iran to 2 consecutive World Cups in 2014 and 2018, attaining a God-like standing within the nation. Within the noughties, he served as assistant coach to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
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