Argentina sack coach, Jorge Sampaoli after chaotic World Cup

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Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced that Sampaoli will not continue as national team head coach following a chaotic World Cup.

After taking the reins in 2017, Sampaoli oversaw the revival of Argentina’s World Cup qualification campaign, the Albiceleste finishing fourth behind Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. His team made it out of the group stage, before being knocked out 4-3 in the round of 16 by France

An AFA statement released on Sunday read: “The Argentine Football Association and Jorge Sampaoli reached a mutual agreement to finish their cycle under the Argentine national team.”

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