Saudi Arabia replace head coach despite World Cup qualification

Van Marwijk, who was out of contract at the end of the AFC qualifying campaign, was replaced by former Argentina boss Edgardo Bauza as Saudi Arabia's new head coach on Thursday following his arrival from United Arab Emirates.

The Saudis secured their fifth World Cup appearance and first since 2006 thanks to Van Marwijk and their win over Japan earlier in September.

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