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Lionel Scaloni will be interim coach of Argentina's football team

Scaloni, a former right back who also helped as an assistant coach with the national side, replaces Jorge Sampaoli, who stood down last month after a disappointing World Cup in which Argentina was eliminated by France 4-3 in the round of 16.


Reuters Last Updated at 03 Aug 2018, 13:08 IST Argentina
Lionel Scaloni will be interim coach of Argentina's football team
  • Argentina has named current under-17 coach Lionel Scaloni as interim boss for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Argentina has named current under-17 coach Lionel Scaloni as interim boss for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.

Scaloni, a former right back who also helped as an assistant coach with the national side, replaces Jorge Sampaoli, who stood down last month after a disappointing World Cup in which Argentina was eliminated by France 4-3 in the round of 16.

"The AFA informs that after a meeting of the Executive Committee, Lionel Scaloni will coach the future friendlies along with his assistants Pablo Aimar and Martin Tocalli," the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said in a one-line statement.

The association's president Claudio Tapia told reporters they were going to take their time to appoint a permanent coach.

Argentina has had three different men in charge since Alejandro Sabella resigned in 2014 after taking the team to the final of the World Cup, where they lost to Germany in extra time.

Since then Gerardo Martino, Edgardo Bauza, and Sampaoli have all had spells at the helm but none have won any silverware and Argentina's trophy drought now extends back to 1993, the last time they won the Copa America.

The two-time World Champions meet Guatemala in Los Angeles on Sept 7 and then face Colombia in New Jersey four days later.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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