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Argentina coach Bauza steps down

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-11 09:20

Argentina coach Bauza steps down

File photo of Argentina soccer team's former head coach Edgardo Bauza during a World Cup 2018 Qualifier between Argentina and Chile on March 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's national team coach Edgardo Bauza was fired for poor results at the World Cup qualifiers, the country's football association (AFA) said on Monday.

After a defeat to Bolivia last month, Argentina dropped to fifth place in the South American qualifying zone standings -- out of the top-four automatic qualifying positions. To make things worse, Lionel Messi miss the team's three remaining qualifying matches due to suspension.

Argentina have qualified for every World Cup Finals since 1970.


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