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Turkey sack football team coach after draw against Armenia

18 Sep 2023, 19:24 GMT+10

PanARMENIAN.Net - Following a draw with Armenia during the Euro 2024 qualifiers and a subsequent loss to Japan in a friendly match, the German tactician Stefan Kuntz has been sacked as the head coach of the Turkish national football team, Anadolu Agency reports.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) wasted no time in initiating the process to remove Kuntz after the disappointing series of results despite earlier reports that he would continue with the reins.

The Turkish team faced off against Armenia in their fifth match of the Euro 2024 Qualifiers, ending the game in a 1-1 draw.

In an international friendly match, the Turkish national team clashed with Japan, renewing their rivalry after 21 years ,and suffered 4-2 loss.

The draw against Armenia and the loss to Japan put immense pressure on Stefan Kuntz, the coach of the national team.

Kuntz faced harsh criticism, especially after the loss to Japan.

During a press conference, he did not mince words when it came to his players, saying, "Rather than closing their ears, it is important to open their eyes. Players should reach the level where they give 100%. If they are not giving their 100%, it hurts me. Answers are provided on the field, not during interviews."

Source: PanArmenian.Net

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