Argentina’s coach to stay with national side

Buenos Aires, June 28 (IANS) The coach for Argentina’s national soccer team Gerardo Martino will continue with the side and lead the Under-23 team through the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

The news came from the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on Monday, putting an end to rumours of Martino’s possible resignation after his team lost the 2016 Centennial Copa America to Chile on Sunday in the US, Xinhua news agency reported.

The coach faced his second consecutive frustration in the regional soccer tournament after Argentina lost the final to Chile back in the 2015 edition.

Both matches ended 0-0 after extra time and then Chile went on to take the title in the penalty shootout.

According to the AFA, from next Monday, Martino and his coaching team will begin working with the Under-23 national side ahead of their participation in the Olympic Games in August.



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