March 13, 2007 / 11:19 PM / 13 years ago

Soccer-Roundup-Universidad de Chile fire coach after six games

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - Soccer news in brief from around South America:

* Troubled Universidad de Chile fired their Argentine coach Salvador Capitano after only six games in charge on Tuesday.

The club, the second most successful in Chile with 12 domestic titles, are in the hands of an administrator after being declared bankrupt last year.

“We have terminated the contract as of today (Tuesday),” said administrator Jose Manuel Edwards.

Capitano’s team have taken five points from their first six games in the Apertura championship and scored their only goal in the opening match against Universidad de Concepcion. On Friday, they lost 1-0 to Cobreloa completing 508 minutes without a goal.

* Uncapped defenders Naldo and Edu Dracena were called up by Brazil for friendly internationals against Chile and Ghana in Sweden later this month.

Naldo, who plays for Germany’s Werder Bremen, and former under-23 international Edu Dracena, based with Fenerbahce in Turkey, replace Alex Rodrigo and Luisao who have pulled out through injury.

Brazil face Chile in Gothenburg on March 24 and Ghana in Stockholm three days later.

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