Carolina Morace has resigned as head coach of the Canadian women’s soccer team. The shock decision, which also included the resignation of her coaching staff, was handed to the Canadian Soccer Association verbally on Wednesday.
Canada, which had gone into the World Cup finals having lost only twice in its previous 25 games with Morace in charge and had moved to sixth in FIFA world rankings, but the team failed to capture a point in Germany. Canada lost all three of its group games against Germany, France and Nigeria this was seen as very bad for the team and coach. Carolina Morace had held the post since 2009.
The resignations came at the end of post-World Cup assessment of Canadian team performance. This news was out of the blue. It also comes at a bad time with Canada needing to regroup for Olympic Games 2012 qualifications scheduled for Vancouver in January.
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