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Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach

  • Published at 02:02 am July 16th, 2018
  • Last updated at 02:02 am July 16th, 2018
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Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli during a news conference in Saint Petersburg in June Reuters

Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as Argentina coach after a disappointing World Cup in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champion France, the Argentine Football Association said Sunday.

"The AFA and the ex-coach of the national team Sampaoli reached a mutual agreement to rescind his contract," the AFA said in a short statement.