Rueda dismissed from the Colombian soccer team | News


The Executive Committee of the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) agreed on Monday the separation of Professor Reinaldo Rueda from his position as technical director of the senior national team for not qualifying the South American representative for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.


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The decision, which also includes Rueda’s coaching staff, was made after the Colombian national eleven failed to qualify for this year’s world football festival, and was in sixth place with 23 points.

In the second stage of the regional elimination round, Rueda managed the team for 22 games, of which he won seven, lost five and tied in 10 outings, for which he achieved a performance of 46.97 percent.

The now former technical director had previously explained at a press conference that his contract was subject to qualifying for the upcoming World Cup.

The FCF Executive Committee thanked the team for their dedication and work and wished them success in their future personal projects. In the meantime, he will evaluate who should assume the technical direction of the team.

Given this situation, the Colombian team will not officially compete during 2022, although it will be able to support some teams classified for the World Cup.

Reinaldo Rueda is an outstanding soccer coach who counts among his achievements the Maurice Revello Tournament, the third place with the Colombian U-20 soccer team in the 2003 U-20 Soccer World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the Copa Libertadores and the 2017 Recopa Sudamericana with Atlético Nacional.

In the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) qualifiers, the teams from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Uruguay qualified directly for Qatar 2022, while Peru won the playoff in which they will face Australia or the United Arab Emirates. of the Asian Confederation.

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