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Argentina part ways with coach Jorge Sampaoli after dreadful run in World Cup

Sampaoli was named head coach of Argentina in June 2017 and his last game in charge was the defeat in the last 16 to eventual champions France.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 16, 2018 18:46 IST ]
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The Argentina Football Association on Monday parted ways with Sampoli

The Argentine football federation, AFA has parted ways with the national men's team head coach Jorge Sampaoli after the side's poor performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

"Today the Argentine football federation and Jorge Sampaoli agreed by mutual consent to bring to an end his position as head of the national team," the AFA announced in a statement on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.

The split comes just one year into Sampaoli's five-year contract with the AFA.

Sampaoli was named head coach of Argentina in June 2017 and his last game in charge was the defeat in the last 16 to eventual champions France.

Sampaoli coached Argentina to register seven wins, four draws and four defeats in 15 matches in the past 12 months.

Argentina lost in the pre-quarterfinals to France in the 32-nation championship, where they managed to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make it through the group stage where the La Albiceleste had one win, one draw and one loss in the group stages.

Speculations arose that the team players were unhappy with Sampaoli's tactics during his tenure, where he played in different formations in the recently concluded World Cup.

(With IANS Inputs)

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