Barros Schelotto Sacked Amid Paraguay World Cup Struggles
Guillermo Barros Schelotto has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Paraguay national football team, according to an announcement by the country's football association on a Saturday. This decision follows a disappointing beginning to the South America World Cup qualifiers.
During their initial two qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, Paraguay managed only a goalless draw against Peru and a late 1-0 defeat against Venezuela. These underwhelming results led to the dismissal of the Argentinian coach, who had been in charge for nearly two years.
A statement issued by the Paraguayan Football Association confirmed the conclusion of Guillermo Barros Schelotto's tenure as the head coach of the Paraguayan National Team. However, the statement did not provide further details regarding the decision.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto assumed the role of head coach in October 2021, succeeding compatriot Eduardo Berizzo. During his tenure, the team achieved victory in only four out of 17 games.
Paraguay, who last participated in the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010, currently occupies the sixth position in the 10-nation South American qualifiers.