Jorge Sampaoli Abandons His Position As Argentina’s Head Coach

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The Argentine Football Association has officially announced the departure of Argentina national team head coach Jorge Sampaoli following his poor run at the just concluded World Cup. 

According to a statement published on the AFA official website, AFA and Sampaoli have reached an agreement by mutual consent which will see the 58-year-old leave the head coach role with immediate effect.

The departures of other important members of the coaching crew have been confirmed.

Sampaoli took over as Argentina head coach in May last year, when La Albiceleste were in real danger of missing out of the 2018 World Cup after a poor run.
He lead the team to two wins, three draws and one defeat in the last six rounds of World Cup Qualifiers.

In the 4-2 win over Bolivia in the last round, Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to send them through to World Cup.

However, Argentina were almost knocked out of the World Cup when they lost 3-0 to Croatia in the second group fixture, but a 2-1 win over Nigeria in the last round ensured a place in the last 16, where they were defeated by eventual champions France with a 4-2 scoreline.

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