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Lithuania and László part ways

Published: Thursday 12 September 2013, 17.03CET
The Lithuanian Football Federation have parted company with national coach Csaba László following an unsuccessful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
Lithuania and László part ways
Csaba László took charge of Lithuania in 2012 ©Getty Images

Published: Thursday 12 September 2013, 17.03CET

Lithuania and László part ways

The Lithuanian Football Federation have parted company with national coach Csaba László following an unsuccessful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Csaba László has left his post as coach of Lithuania's national team after 20 months at the helm.

Despite a 2-0 win against Liechtenstein on Tuesday, Lithuania are fourth in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G, 11 points adrift of a top-two spot. Assistant coach Igoris Pankratjevas will take charge of the country's remaining two qualifiers – both at home – against Latvia on 11 October and Bosnia and Herzegovina four days later.

"It's always a difficult decision to make, but at this moment we thought a change was necessary," said Julius Kvedaras, president of the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF). "We would like to thank the coach for his efforts and wish him the best of luck for the rest of his career."

László added: "I think it's the best decision for both parties. I wish this young team the best of luck for their remaining matches and the next campaign."

Last updated: 13/09/13 9.07CET

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