Victor Genes new Paraguay coach

BY foxsports • July 27, 2013

Victor Genes was presented Saturday as Paraguay's new national team coach, taking over a tough job with the South Americans almost certain of missing next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Genes served as the head coach of Paraguay's team at the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. He replaces Gerardo Pelusso, and will coach the final four World Cup qualifying matches.

Paraguay qualified for the last four World Cups and reached the quarterfinals in 2010 under Gerardo Martino, who was named this week as the new coach of Spanish club Barcelona.

Paraguay faces Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela in its last four qualifiers. The South Americans have a mathematical - but very remote - chance of qualifying.