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UPDATED: 09:07, July 21, 2006
World Cup coaches' fates 12 days on
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Twelve days after Italy's triumph in the World Cup final only 15 of the 32 national coaches remain in their posts. Following is the status of the tournament's coaches/managers:

Angola: Luis Oliveira Goncalves - Still in post.

Argentina: Jose Pekerman - Quit after loss to Germany in quarter-finals.

Australia: Guus Hiddink - Quit after loss to Italy in second round, now Russia coach

Brazil: Carlos Alberto Parreira - Resigned on Wednesday. Brazil lost 1-0 to France in quarter-finals

Costa Rica: Alexandre Guimaraes - Quit after group stage exit.

Croatia: Zlatko Kranjcar - Fired after group stage exit.

Czech Republic: Karel Bruckner - Still in post.

Ecuador: Luis Fernando Suarez - Still in post.

England: Sven-Goran Eriksson - As agreed before finals, left the post at the end of tournament. Replaced by Steve McClaren.

France: Raymond Domenech - Still in post.

Germany: Juergen Klinsmann - Quit last week after winning third-place playoff. Replaced by assistant Joachim Loew.

Ghana: Ratomir Dujkovic - Quit last weekend. Ghana lost to Brazil in second round.

Italy: Marcello Lippi - Quit last week after winning final, replaced by Roberto Donadoni.

Iran: Branko Ivankovic - Fired after group stage exit, replaced by Amir Qalenoei

Ivory Coast: Henri Michel - Quit after group stage exit, now coaching club in Qatar.

Japan: Zico - Quit after group stage exit, now coaching Fenerbahce in Turkey. Set to be replaced in Japan by former Yugoslavia coach Ivica Osim.

Mexico: Ricardo La Volpe - Still in post but federation to make decision shortly about his future. Expected to depart.

Netherlands: Marco van Basten - Still in post.

Paraguay: Anibal Ruiz - Still in post.

Poland: Pawel Janas - Quit after group stage exit, replaced by Leo Beenhakker.

Portugal: Luiz Felipe Scolari - Still in post, contract extended until 2008 after fourth-place finish.

Saudi Arabia: Marcos Paqueta - Still in post.

Serbia and Montenegro: Ilija Petkovic - Quit after group stage exit. Replaced as coach of Serbia this week by ex-Spain coach Javier Clemente.

South Korea: Dick Advocaat - Quit after group stage exit, since joined Russian club Zenit St Petersburg. Replaced in South Korea by his assistant Pim Verbeek

Spain: Luis Aragones - Still in post, contract extended to 2008.

Sweden: Lars Lagerback - Still in post, contract extended to 2008.

Switzerland: Kobi Kuhn - Still in post.

Togo: Otto Pfister - Still in post, future uncertain after players' pay dispute which overshadowed World Cup campaign.

Trinidad and Tobago: Leo Beenhakker quit after group stage exit, now Poland coach.

Tunisia: Roger Lemerre - Still in post.

Ukraine: Oleg Blokhin - Still in post.

USA: Bruce Arena - Contract not renewed last week after group stage exit.

Source: China Daily


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