Having only replaced Julen Lopetegui in October, Sampaoli has failed to turn Sevilla’s season around as they still find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle.
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The experienced Argentine returns to the club he left in 2017 in order to take charge of his national team.
Sampaoli, a much-travelled Argentine, replaces Andre Villas-Boas who was suspended on February 2.
Former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Lionel Messi can still realise his dream of lifting the World Cup in 2022 if the country doesn’t veer from “the process.”
Argentina have named current under-17 coach, Lionel Scaloni, as interim boss for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.
After Argentina’s poor World Cup campaign, Sampaoli is expected to be removed from his position in the dugout and it has led to speculation regarding a potential approach for Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola.
A 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland and a humbling 3-0 defeat to Croatia left the 2014 finalists on the verge of elimination, but a 2-1 win over Nigeria saw Argentina through in second place.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 16 teams qualified for the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup to jostle for the eight quarterfinals slots, while the other 16 teams, including the Super Eagles, that did not qualify for the round of 16, have since departed Russia to their countries
The Super Eagles were dumped out of the World Cup by Argentina on Tuesday with Marcos Rojo firing home a late winner to send Musa and fellow Foxes Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi home.
The match will, to a large extent, determine who stays or leaves after the Group matches
Argentina are currently enduring their longest winless run in World Cup finals history and have never previously gone through a first-round World Cup group stage without at least one victory before
The two-time tournament winners need to beat Nigeria in their final Group D match in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage.
The two-time World Cup winners are in dire straits after suffering a 3-0 pummeling at the hands of Croatia on Thursday, leaving them facing the prospect of an early exit from Russia.
The loss to Croatia, Argentina’s heaviest in a World Cup group stage match since 1958, put the 2014 runners-up in serious danger of a first round exit before Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland gave them a lifeline.
The 1978 and 1986 champions could fail to make it out of their group in Russia having picked up just one point from their opening two games.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side drew their opening game of the tournament against Iceland, with Sergio Aguero’s opener cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason
The Barcelona superstar endured a difficult opening game at the tournament, failing to convert a spot-kick in his side’s surprising 1-1 draw.
England’s Euro 2016 conquerors are making their World Cup debut and boss Heimir Hallgrimsson has labelled the Group D opener against Messi and co as “the biggest game in the history of Icelandic football”
Lionel Messi and co reached the final in 2014, but are not considered among the favourites in Russia after only just scraping through qualifying.
The West Ham United forward ruptured his cruciate knee ligament in training on Friday, Argentina confirmed on their official Twitter page.