Coach takes helm of national soccer team for third time

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Former national team head coach Aleksandrs Starkovs will return to the helm of the Latvian football team, the Latvian Football Federation said on April 19.

Starkovs, 61, will replace Marians Pahars who stepped down in March after a humiliating defeat to Georgia in March.

Starkovs was the head coach of the Latvian national team from 2001 to 2004. He coached the Latvian football team that historically qualified for the 2004 European Football Championships (EURO 2004).

He returned to coach the Latvian national team in 2007, but stepped down again in 2013.

Latvia has currently dropped to 124th place in the FIFA ranking, its lowest result ever.

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