World Cup coaches' fates 12 days on

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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