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Felix Sanchez replaces Jorge Fossati as Qatar coach

Goal.com logo Goal.com 04-07-2017

The Qatar national team has officially named Felix Sanchez as their head coach, replacing Uruguayan Jorge Fossati.

The Spaniard becomes the team's third coach in less than a year.

The Qatar Football Association confirmed that Sanchez was "formally appointed" on Monday.

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Sanchez has been coaching Qatar's U-23 side. The team narrowly missed out on qualification for last year's Olympic games.

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He will now take over the senior team as Qatar prepare for their remaining 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Syria and China.

Fossati resigned abruptly last month despite securing an impressive 3-2 win over South Korea which keeps the World Cup 2022 hosts in with a slim chance of qualifying for next year's tournament in Russia.

It is so far unclear whether Sanchez's appointment is for the long-term.

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