Paraguay Coach Resigns After First-Round Elimination From Copa America

Updated: 13 June 2016 10:58 IST

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz has resigned following the team's disastrous first-round exit in the 2016 Copa America.

Paraguay Coach Resigns After First-Round Elimination From Copa America
Ramon Diaz has resigned as Paraguay coach following the team's exit in the first round of the Copa America. © AFP

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz resigned following his team's first-round exit at the Copa America Centenario, the Paraguay Football Federation said.

"Following Paraguay's elimination from the Copa America Centenario, Ramon Diaz has confirmed his resignation as national team coach with immediate effect," the federation said in a statement.

Paraguay were dumped out of the tournament after collecting just one point from three games, a draw against Costa Rica.

Their exit was confirmed on Saturday after they lost a must-win game to the United States, who advanced from Group A along with Colombia.

Diaz, a former Argentina international, had taken over as Paraguay coach in 2014, successfully guiding the team to the semi-finals of the competition last year in Chile.

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Highlights
  • Paraguay lost to USA 1-0 to get knocked out of Copa America
  • Paraguay managed just one point from three games
  • Diaz had taken over as Paraguay coach in 2014
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