Colombia part company with ex Real Madrid, Bafana coach Queiroz

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Carlos Queiroz (AFP)
Carlos Queiroz (AFP)

Carlos Queiroz has lost his job as coach of Colombia, with the former Real Madrid boss paying the price for two expensive 2022 World Cup qualifying losses, the country's football federation announced on Wednesday.

Queiroz, 67, leaves the job in the wake of a 3-0 home loss to Uruguay and a 6-1 rout in Ecuador, Colombia's worst defeat in four decades.

The Portuguese manager, a former assistant coach at Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, arrived on the Colombia bench in February 2019.

Aside from Real and United, Queiroz has been in charge of Sporting Lisbon, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

His successor has yet to be named.

Colombia are down in seventh in the race to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from South America, with the top four teams in the Latam region qualifying directly and the fifth facing a play-off.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
41% - 12467 votes
Cricket
12% - 3720 votes
Football
19% - 5656 votes
Athletics
3% - 787 votes
Boxing
1% - 299 votes
Cycling
2% - 710 votes
Golf
5% - 1548 votes
Motorsport
8% - 2544 votes
Tennis
3% - 1055 votes
Water sports
1% - 274 votes
American sports
1% - 390 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 1016 votes
Vote