Pizzi to Leave Chile Post

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SAN­TI­AGO (Dis­patches) - Chile coach Juan An­to­nio Pizzi will step down after ac­cept­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for the na­tion’s fail­ure to qual­ify for the World Cup.

The South Amer­i­can champions were out­played by Brazil in a 3-0 loss in Sao Paulo on Tues­day to fin­ish sixth in CONMEBOL qual­i­fy­ing.

Pizzi, who took charge of Chile in Jan­uary 2016, said his time at the helm was over after the stun­ning fail­ure.

“About the fu­ture, as I said last week, my con­tract ends in this sit­u­a­tion,” he said.

“It seems to me, al­though it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity and de­ci­sion of the direc­tors, we must speak and eval­u­ate what they want for the team, try to choose the best op­tion. “Of these op­tions, I rule my­self out.” Pizzi, who led the na­tion to the Copa Amer­ica ti­tle last year, said he was to blame for Chile’s fail­ure to reach Rus­sia 2018.

“I am the one who has cho­sen the play­ers, the sys­tems and for all that, I re­it­er­ate that I as­sume re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said.

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