This file photo taken on September 02, 2015 shows Qatar's head coach Jose Daniel Carreno during a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha, on September 2, 2015. / AFP / AL-WATAN - DOHA / KARIM JAAFAR
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Ambitious World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar have sacked coach Jose Daniel Carreno just a fortnight ahead of a crucial 2018 qualifier in South Korea and after successive defeats.Carreno is expected to be replaced by fellow Uruguayan Jorge Fossati, currently coach of Qatar Stars League (QSL) champions Al-Rayyan.A Qatar Football Association spokesman told AFP Friday that there would be an announcement of a new coach "today or tomorrow". Fossati, 63, previously coached the national team between 2007 and 2008 .He has had a long and varied career as a player and manager and coached the Uruguayan national team for two years from 2004 .Despite serene progress through the AFC's second round of qualifying, where Qatar topped their group and won seven of their eight games, the 53-year-old has paid the price for the Gulf country's disastrous start to Round 3 .
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