AKIPRESS.COM - Head coach of the national football team of Uzbekistan Samvel Babayan was fired after the team's failure to qualify for 2018 World Cup.
"Samvel Babayan and his staff did not cope with the goal to qualify for the World Cup. Therefore, the coaching staff of the national team of Uzbekistan completely dismissed," the Federation of Football of Uzbekistan reported.
This is not the first dismissal of Babayan from the post of the head coach. Last year, he was fired after losing to South Korea and Iraq at the continental championship in 2016. Then the Olympic team of Uzbekistan lost chances to earn automatic berths. But later he was returned to the post of the head coach.