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Tag: Jorge Sampaoli

  • Wednesday, July 18th 2018 - 07:03 UTC

    Argentine football team coach steps down following “mutual consent” with AFA

     The split comes just one year into Sampaoli's five-year contract and rounds off a disastrous few years for the Argentine national team and AFA chiefs.

    The Argentine Football Association (AFA) quietly announced that it had parted company with coach Jorge Sampaoli by “mutual consent,” following the national team's poor campaign in Russia.“Today the Argentine Football Association and Jorge Sampaoli agreed by mutual consent to bring to an end his position as head of the national team,” AFA said in a statement.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Sampaoli takes the blame for the crushing defeat to superb Croatia

    “It's been a long time as a coach since I've been through this experience and it's much more painful when I'm wearing the jersey of my country”

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has promised the team will give everything they have to try and qualify for the World Cup's round of 16 after their hopes of progression suffered the hammer blow of a 3-0 loss to Croatia.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Argentina's national team cancels audience with Pope Francis

    “The audience of the Pope with the Argentina national team set for tomorrow [Wednesday] has been called off”

    Argentina's national team have cancelled an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, the Holy See has announced. The Albiceleste are preparing for the World Cup and have been training in Barcelona since May 31.

  • Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

    Falklands' makes its debut among Argentine fans in the America Cup

    The Argentine fans share with their English counterparts a history of violence and excesses

    The America Copa (Cup) currently being played in Chile, and the region's national teams main football competition, has not been without incidents. The one that has attracted most headlines, so far, was the host's leading squad player, Arturo Vidal who went on public television to apologize for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari.