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Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach - AFA statement

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as Argentina coach after a disappointing World Cup in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions France, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said on Sunday.

"The Argentine Football Association and the ex-coach of the national team Jorge Sampaoli today reached a mutual agreement to rescind his contract," the AFA said in a short statement.

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