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Argentine football association sets Lionel Scaloni on as interim coach

Lionel Scaloni will make the Argentina national team during the upcoming oefeninterlands lead. That has the football association AFA of the South American country on Friday announced. Pablo Aimar and Martin Tocalli, the 40-year-old Scaloni.

“The competitions until the end of the year on the schedule will be led by Scaloni and Aimar,” said AFA chairman Claudio Tapia. “We are working on a project. We will take the time to make the right choice.” Argentina will play its next oefeninterlands on American soil, against Guatemala (07/09), and Colombia (11/09).

For Scaloni, as a footballer for a long time active in the Spanish Deportivo La Coruña, his first assignment as coach of an a-team. Also Aimar will be a baptism of fire experience. The duo has recently been at the head of the Argentine U20, and also will this team continue to coach.

Scaloni follows Jorge Sampaoli, who in mid-July had to go. The 58-year-old Sampaoli was there since June 2017 at the head of Argentina, but failed at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. La Albiceleste survived with the greatest difficulty the group stage and was killed then in the eighth finals against later on winner France. Sampaoli got during the tournament already firing criticism, also because not all the players behind him stood would have.

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