Dale Mitchell fired as Canada's head coach

March 27, 2009
TORONTO -- Dale Mitchell was fired Friday as the national soccer coach of Canada, which has not played in the World Cup since 1986.

Mitchell was hired in May 2007 and his team failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Canada finished last in its regional semifinal group, with four losses and two ties.

Mitchell's contract runs through 2010. The decision to dismiss was made last weekend by the association's board of directors.

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