- Hallgrimsson leaves submit as Iceland trainer
- Gomez exits as Panama trainer
- Each led the respective international locations to their first-ever Global Cup finals
Heimir Hallgrimsson has left his position as head trainer of the Iceland nationwide staff after spending seven years within the place.
Hallgrimsson led Iceland, along Swedish trainer Lars Lagerback, to their first UEFA EURO in 2016, the place they completed as quarter-finalists, prior to only guiding the staff as head trainer to the country’s first-ever FIFA Global Cup™ finals.
Iceland exited Russia 2018 after the gang degree, however their debut on the international finals integrated a 1-1 opening draw with Argentina prior to struggling defeats to Nigeria and eventual finalists Croatia.
The Soccer Affiliation of Iceland posted the next announcement:
Gomez leaves Panama submit
The primary head trainer to take Panama to a Global Cup finals, Colombian Hernan Dario Gomez, additionally introduced he’s going to be leaving his submit.
Writing in a letter printed via Panama’s Soccer Federation (FEPAFUT), Gomez stated: “Now, for me, it’s the time for the tough act of shifting my ft from where the place I’ve put my middle. Russia 2018 was once the start, I fulfilled my promise to take Panama to its first soccer Global Cup and that may stay in my middle, and the ones of all Panamanians, for existence. Panama is on a safe trail to proceed making historical past in soccer.”
The 62-year-old took rate of Panama in February 2014, with the objective of taking the central American country to its first-ever Global Cup, which he achieved. Gomez additionally coached his place of origin Colombia at France 1998 and Ecuador at Korea/Japan 2002.
Of their debut on the international finals, Panama misplaced all 3 in their suits in Staff G: Three-Zero v Belgium, 6-1 v England and 2-1 v Tunisia.