International Soccer
 
                  === Qatar fires Brazilian coach Lazaroni ===
 
 Doha, Qatar (Sports Network) - Qatar's coaching carousel continued Tuesday, as
 Brazilian  Sebastiao Lazaroni was fired as national team manager after a brief
 spell in charge.
 
 Lazaroni, 61, previously led Brazil at the 1990 World Cup, and was named coach
 of Qatar in August. Although  Qatar has fared well in Asian qualifying for the
 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it struggled in the Arab Games.
 
 Qatar  tied Bahrain 2-2 and Iraq 0-0 in the Arab Games, which are being played
 in Qatar, and the results ultimately cost Lazaroni his job.
 
 The  country, which was  named host of the 2022 World Cup last year, has fired
 three managers  already this year. Bruno  Metsu started the year as coach, but
 he was fired in February. Milovan Rajevac lasted seven months at the helm, but
 Lazaroni lasted just five.
 
 Qatar has never qualified for a World Cup, but will earn an automatic berth in
 2022 as hosts.
 
 
 
 12/20 18:48:00 ET

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