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World Cup winner Lionel Scaloni hints at leaving Argentina job

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World Cup winner Lionel Scaloni hints at leaving Argentina job
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Lionel Scaloni won 46 out of 67 games in charge.

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni gives a hint on his departure after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Brazil. The 45-year-old won the World Cup last year and set a new inspirational story.

La Albiceleste took part in the World Cup qualifying round and claimed a historic win at the Maracana. The match was delayed due to clashes in the stand between Brazilian police and Argentina supporters.

Nicolas Otamendi netted the 63rd-minute header to offer Brazil their first-ever home World Cup qualifying defeat. Argentina maintained their top spot in the table.

Scaloni made a stunning admission that he was considering leaving his post as Argentina’s head coach. He talked to the media and said, “Argentina needs a coach who has all the energy possible and who is well… I need to stop the ball and start thinking, I have a lot of things to think about during this time.

“These players have given a lot to the coaching staff and I need to think a lot about what I’m going to do.

“It’s not goodbye or anything, but I need to think because the bar is very high and it’s complicated to keep going and it’s complicated to keep winning.

“These guys are making it difficult, so I need to think about it for a while. I will talk to the FA president and the players afterwards.”

Scaloni took charge of Argentina from Jorge Sampaoli in August 2018. He guided his country to the Copa America title in 2021, after a wait of 28 years. last year, he guided the team to the third World Cup trophy.

The 45-year-old won 46 out of 67 games in charge. Argentina’s next major tournament appearance will take place next summer when they defend their Copa America title in the United States.

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