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Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli’s safe even if team fails in 2018 World Cup group

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Argentina Football Association president Claudio Tapia insists Jorge Sampaoli will continue at the helm of the national team even if his country were to be eliminated “in the first round of the World Cup.”
Sampaoli, the former Chile coach, took the reins of Argentina last summer after one season at Sevilla and is under contract until 2022.
“I back Sampaoli even if Argentina does not go beyond the first round of the World Cup,” Tapia told Radio Mitre: “I already spoke with him. He has a five-year…

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