Argentina fires coach Bauza

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 11, 2017 10:48 AM
Argentina fires coach Bauza
Argentina's coach Edgardo Bauza attends a training session of the national soccer team before a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has fired its new national head coach Edgardo Bauza, as the team struggles in qualifying matches for next year's World Cup in Russia.

The Argentine Football Association confirmed Monday that Bauza's reign was over after just eight months.

Bauza only started the job last August when Gerado Martino departed after Argentina's loss in the final of Copa America Centenario.

During Bauza's brief stint, Argentina played eight matches for three wins, three defeats and two draws.

World Cup champions twice before, and finalists in 2014, Argentina are currently fifth in the South American qualifying standings with four matches left.

The top four qualify automatically with the fifth team advancing to a playoff.

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