Bogota, Colombia – Colombia fired manager Leonel Alvarez on Tuesday, ending the former international star's tenure after just over three months.
"This is a unanimous decision, brought about because of the team's recent results and our analysis of reports on their performances," Colombia Football Federation president Luis Bedoya said.
"We thought now was the time to try and put things right."
Colombia is sixth in the nine-team qualifying table in South America. The top four clubs joins host Brazil in the World Cup, while the fifth-place team will face a playoff against the fifth-place Asian team.