Former Brazil women’s soccer coach Alvarez dies

Sao Paulo: Oswaldo Alvarez, who coached Brazil at the last two Women’s World Cups, died in a Sao Paulo hospital on Monday.

He was 63.

Alvarez recently said he was getting treatment for liver cancer.

At the Women’s World Cups, Brazil fell both times in the round of 16: To Australia in 2015 and to France in 2019. Oswaldo was fired after that loss last July and hadn’t been working since then.

On his watch, Brazil won the Women’s Copa America in 2014 and 2018, the 2015 Pan American Games gold medal, and was fourth at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Desk: Asianet Online