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Argentina Sack Bauza After Just 8 Matches In Charge

Argentina have sacked Edgardo Bauza after eight matches as coach, with the team outside the automatic qualifying places for next year’s World Cup.

La Albiceleste are fifth in the 10-team South American qualifying group, with only the top four assured of qualifying for the tournament in Russia. Finishing fifth would mean a play-off against a team from Oceania.

The former San Lorenzo and Sao Paolo manager took charge in August last year but has failed to last a year after winning just three out of eight games.

“We’ve told Bauza he’s ceased to be the national team coach,” said Argentina Football Association president Claudio Tapia.

Bauza’s final match was a 2-0 defeat in Bolivia, which came hours after captain Lionel Messi was given a four-match ban for verbally abusing an official.

Argentina will now look to secure a new gaffer ahead of a friendly against fierce rivals in Brazil in June.ASevillaas Jorge Sampaoli is favourite to take over after admitting that he a?dreamsa of coaching Lionel Messi, with Atletico Madrid chief Diego Simeone also in the running.

But whoever gets the nod will have to do without the talismanic Barcelona forward after he received a four-match ban for swearing at an official during Marchas narrow win over Chile.

Sampaoli joined Sevilla last summer and is under contract with the Spanish club until June 2018, though he can leave this summer if he pays a a1.5 million release clause. The former Chile coach, who has also been linked with the vacant Netherlands job, said he’ll soon meet with club president Jose Castro to discuss his future.ACastro has expressed the hope that Sampaoli would remain but did say last week: “I would not consider it a failure at all if he didn’t continue.”

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