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09/14/2016 10:12 EDT | Updated 09/15/2017 01:12 EDT

Benito Floro steps down as Canadian men's soccer coach after World Cup failure

TORONTO — Benito Floro is stepping down as coach in the wake of Canada's failed World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Canadian Soccer Association says Floro's contract is not being renewed.

Canada exited in the penultimate round of qualifying in the CONCACAF region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. The Canadian men have been to the World Cup final just once, in 1984.

The 64-year-old Spaniard took charge of the team in August 2013, taking over from Stephen Hart who resigned in the wake of Canada's failed bid to make the 2014 World Cup.

Floro took over a country ranked 88th in the world and 10th in CONCACAF. Canada is currently No. 100 in the world and No. 11 in CONCACAF.

His record at the Canadian helm is 9-11-11, including a 5-4-4 mark in official games.