Scaloni to remain Argentina coach until Copa America
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Scaloni to remain Argentina coach until Copa America

Buenos Aires, Nov 30: Lionel Scaloni will remain Argentina’s interim manager at least until next year’s Copa America in Brazil, the country’s top football official said.

Scaloni has led the Albiceleste to four wins, one draw and one defeat since replacing Jorge Sampaoli after the team’s last-16 exit from the World Cup in Russia, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We have seen Scaloni’s work and as a result we’re going to offer him continuity until the Copa America,” Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia told reporters on Thursday.

“The project has been progressing. The national team has been regaining its identity and that’s what we wanted.”

The Copa America will be played in five Brazilian cities from June 14 to July 7 next year.

Scaloni, a former wingback who was capped seven times for Argentina, acted as Sampaoli’s assistant with both the Albiceleste and Spanish club Sevilla.

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