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Fired China Soccer Coach to Seek Arbitration, Xinhua Reports

July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Fired Chinese national soccer team coach Jose Antonio Camacho will seek arbitration after failing to reach agreement with the China Football Association over compensation for his dismissal, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

China terminated Camacho’s contract last month after the men’s team lost 5-1 at home to Thailand on June 15, its third home defeat that month. The 58-year-old Spaniard, who was hired on a three-year contract in August 2011, failed to guide the team to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

A statement yesterday from Javier Ferrero, who represented Camacho in talks with the football association, said it failed to fulfill the contract and the two sides couldn’t reach agreement, according to Xinhua. “We will seek assistance from world football governing body FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” Xinhua cited the statement as saying.

The association informed Camacho on June 21 of its decision to fire him as head coach while also promising to fulfill the stipulations in his contract, Xinhua said, citing Ferrero’s statement.

Two calls today to the China Football Association’s Beijing office seeking comment went unanswered outside business hours.

Under Camacho, a former player and coach of Spain’s national team, China slumped to its lowest FIFA World Ranking of 109 in March. It’s currently ranked 95th.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Michael Wei in Shanghai at mwei13@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stanley James at sjames8@bloomberg.net

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