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Argentina coach Sabella to quit, say media reports

Published on Jul 30, 2014 7:04 AM
 
Argentina's national soccer team coach Alejandro Sabella poses for a picture with children during a ceremony in his honour at the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires on July 22, 2014. Sabella will not renew his contract once it expires in September, Argentine press reports claimed on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will not renew his contract once it expires in September, Argentine press reports claimed on Tuesday.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) had offered him an extension, but according to daily newspaper La Nacion's website, Sabella "has told Julio Grondona (AFA president) that he won't continue as coach".

The 59-year-old took Argentina to the World Cup final in July, where they lost 1-0 to Germany after extra-time.

He had taken over from Sergio Batista after Argentina's dire Copa America showing on home soil in 2011, where they reached only the quarter-finals.

 
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