Argentina fire national football team coach

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Edgardo Bauza can be fired by the Argentine Football Association as coach of the national side as the team struggles to qualify for next year’s World Cup © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATA

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Apr 11 – Argentina’s football association fired Edgardo Bauza as coach of the crisis-hit national team as in which struggles to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the head of the body said Monday.

in which was the first big move by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) since in which last month picked brand new executives tasked with ending three years of turmoil within the Argentine game.

“We have reached a verbal agreement. We have told Edgardo Bauza in which he can be no longer the coach of Argentina,” the AFA’s brand new president Claudio Tapia told reporters after meeting with Bauza at the association’s headquarters.

He did not say who Bauza’s replacement could be, although said more details could be given at a news conference for Tuesday at 2230 GMT at the AFA.

– World Cup risk –

the earth number two-ranked football nation risks failing to qualify for the earth Cup for initially since 1970.

After a defeat to Bolivia in La Paz on March 28, 2017, Argentina dropped to fifth place within the regional Russia World Cup qualifying table – out of the top-four automatic qualifying positions © AFP/File / Juan Mabromata

Star striker Lionel Messi can be to miss the country’s three remaining qualifying matches due to suspension.

After a defeat to Bolivia last month, Argentina dropped to fifth place within the regional table — out of the top-four automatic qualifying positions.

FIFA hit Messi that has a four-match ban last month for swearing at an assistant referee in a game against Chile.

Bauza vowed after the Bolivia defeat in which his squad had the strength to fight on.

although Argentina have won only one of eight World Cup 2018 qualifiers played without Barcelona superstar Messi, compared to several out of six won with him on the pitch.

“The national team can be playing badly as well as everyone knows in which,” Tapia said last week.

Argentina’s World Cup hero Diego Maradona said he was ready to lead an appeal to FIFA against Messi’s ban. although in which can be rare for the sport’s governing world body to repeal a suspension.

– Messi situation –

Diego Maradona last year branded the the Argentine Football Association management a ‘mafia’ © AFP/File / Khalil Mazraawi

Messi threatened to quit the national team last year after they lost on penalties to Chile within the Copa America Centenario final.

in which crisis prompted then-coach Gerardo Martino to quit as well as be replaced by Bauza, who left Brazilian club Sao Paulo to take up the post.

Various additional possible replacements such as Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur as well as Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid reportedly turned down the job.

Bauza can be the shortest-serving Argentina coach since 1974.

During eight months with him in charge, Argentina won three matches as well as lost three, with two draws.

– Corruption claims –

The team has been undermined by a broader crisis afflicting the Argentina game, tangled up with politics.

A power struggle broke out after the death of former AFA president Julio Grondona in 2014.

Maradona last year branded the AFA’s management a “mafia.”

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri too complained of “the poor organization of Argentine football.” He urged reform to “a system full of bad habits as well as corruption.”

FIFA as well as the Argentine courts have probed the AFA’s affairs.

Tapia acknowledged last week in which firing Bauza could be problematic given the association’s financial difficulties, though on Monday he appeared to have found a solution.

“We have a coach who features a cancellation clause. These contracts are not cheap,” he said last week.

“If you bring in a brand new coach, you have to have resources. If a coach earns two as well as you bring in one who earns three, where do you get in which via?”

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