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Vucetich Dismissed as Mexico Head Coach

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s national soccer team will have its fourth coach in six weeks.

Victor Manuel Vucetich says he’s no longer coach of El Tri, and the federation called a news conference for Friday to announce who will guide the team in next month’s two-game playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth.

Miguel Herrera reportedly will succeed Vucetich, who said Thursday he had been dismissed.

Jose Manuel De la Torre was fired after a 2-1 home loss to Honduras on Sept. 6, and Luis Fernando Tena was let go following a 2-0 loss at the United States on Sept. 10. Vucetich coached El Tri in a 2-1 home over Panama last week and a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Mexico, which last missed the World Cup in 1990, advanced to the playoff when the United States scored twice in stoppage time to win 3-2 at Panama.

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