Slovak soccer coach Vladimir Weiss loses job

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- The Slovak soccer federation says the contract of national team coach Vladimir Weiss has been terminated by mutual agreement.

The federation says that the 47-year-old Weiss, who took charge in June 2008, will leave Tuesday. His contract was due to expire in 2014.

No explanation was given Monday for the decision that came after the team failed to qualify for the 2012 European Championship.

Under Weiss, Slovakia won its qualifying group to advance to a major tournament -- the 2010 World Cup -- for the first time. In South Africa, Slovakia upset defending champion Italy 3-2 in its last group match and advanced to the second round.

It is not immediately clear who will replace Weiss.