Vucetich will coach Mexican soccer team

Victor Manuel Vucetich was hired Thursday as coach of the Mexican national soccer team as it tries to recover from a pair of losses in World Cup qualifying and avoid missing the tournament for the first time since 1990. The 58-year-old, fired by Monterrey last month after winning three straight CONCACAF Champions League titles, follows Jose Manuel De la Torre. De la Torre was fired after Friday’s 2-1 home loss to Honduras and replaced on an interim basis by Luis Fernando Tena, who led El Tri in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at the United States. “Without a doubt, this is the biggest challenge of my career,” Vucetich said. – Associated Press

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