Women’s soccer: Former national team coach fired after underwhelming year

Emma Raducanu, the former national team defender, has been ousted as coach of Austria’s under-19 women’s team after 12 matches following a disappointing result in Austria. Raducanu was in charge of the team for just more than a year and although they won all but one of their last seven internationals they finished 15th in Europe’s U18 World Cup qualifying group and third from bottom in the qualification group for next year’s U20 World Cup. Raducanu told the Austrian Football Association’s website, www.afao.org, that there was a “weak point in performance” on the national team. She didn’t go into any detail but from what we’ve heard, it was a perceived lack of game plan, especially in handling both the central midfield and the wingers and, in particular, the matches against Italy. “We were under pressure in the matches, it took a lot of energy and the players got tired quickly,” Raducanu said. On Tuesday she and the team ended a five-match tour to Italy and Spain, which they finished without a win or a draw. Switzerland and Norway won both their matches 4-0, although the teams played to a 0-0 draw in Salerno. Before she took the under-19 national team job Raducanu was an assistant coach with the U21 team. She came out of retirement to coach the U-21 side and Austria lifted the European championship there, beating England 3-2 in the final.

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