The four countries that were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup are saying goodbye to the command tower in their own way.
Brazil, the Netherlands, Portugal and England 스포츠토토 finished the World Cup in Qatar in the quarterfinals. Brazil and the Netherlands met Croatia and Argentina on the 10th (Korean time) and were eliminated, while Portugal and England were defeated by Morocco and France on the 11th. Everyone looked forward to the quarterfinals or higher, so being eliminated in the quarterfinals is a very disappointing result. Because of this, the direction of the coaches who led the national team is in an unstable situation.
Dutch coach Louis van Gaal left the national team on his own feet. With the fact that he is 71 years old and suffering from prostate cancer in April of this year, it was widely known that he would leave the national team after the World Cup in Qatar. After the game against Argentina, he made it official that he would “finish his national team coaching job here”. Having held the helm of the national team three times, it is a relatively beautiful farewell as he proved his ability by rebounding the Netherlands, which was in a slump, except for the first period (2000-2002), when he failed to advance to the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup finals.
The situation with Brazilian coach Chichi is a bit different. Immediately after being eliminated in the quarterfinals, “I will step down as coach. I will not change my decision.” Taking command of the ‘Canary Legion’ in 2016, he transformed Brazil, which focused on individual abilities, into a team with solid organizational power. There were achievements such as winning the Copa America in 2019 and recapturing the top spot in the FIFA rankings in March this year, but the regret experienced at the World Cup cannot be washed away. Following the Russian tournament in 2018, he took responsibility for being eliminated in the quarterfinals for two consecutive times until this Qatar tournament.
Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is also at stake. In 2014, as manager Paulo Bento, he took over the Portuguese baton and led the Euro 2016 and 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League championships. However, 스포츠토토 it only made it to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Russia, and in the quarterfinals of this tournament, it was defeated by Morocco 0-1, becoming a victim of an accident. After the game in Morocco, he said, “I will go back to Lisbon and discuss my future plans,” but the possibility of his resignation is being discussed.
England coach Gareth Southgate’s position seems relatively solid. After the match against France, he said, “I need to be sure that whatever decision I make (about my future course of action) is the right one, but I need more time.” However, the contract period remains until December 2024, and he has achieved some of the best results among all England managers, including the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and runner-up at Euro 2020. Key players such as Harry Kane (Tottenham), Declan Rice (West Ham), and Harry Maguire (Manchester United) are openly asking for Southgate to remain.