Maradiaga quits job as coach of Guatemala

October 19, 2008

Ramon Maradiaga has left his role as coach of Guatemala despite their World Cup qualification chances remaining alive.

The Guatemalan Football Federation and the Honduran parted company following the 2-1 loss to Cuba last Wednesday which severly damaged chances of qualification for South Africa 2010 from the CONCACAF zone.

After five matches and with one remaining in the semi-final stage's Group One, Guatemala have collected five points, three less than second-placed Trinidad & Tobago, who only require a draw against already-eliminated Cuba on November 11 to qualify.

Guatemala travel to already-qualified United States requiring victory and defeat for Trinidad & Tobago to progress.