Prior to Argentina’s 3-0 loss to Croatia, there was a storm which was brewing and the loss appears to have caused the storm to finally hit.
As we reported earlier, there have been reports that the players no longer want Jorge SAMPAOLI as the coach of the team and have asked to have Jorge BURRUCHAGA step in to manage the final group stage match versus Nigeria. It appears there’s a bit more news.
Per Hernan CASTILLO, SAMPAOLI would remain as the coach for the match on Tuesday but it would be the last match for several of the players. Marcos ROJO, Ever BANEGA, Lucas BIGLIA, Sergio AGUERO, Angel DI MARIA and Javier MASCHERANO would all retire after the FIFA World Cup. Furthermore, Gonzalo HIGUAIN and Lionel MESSI would also retire (this time for good).
Los q se van de a selección también serán Rojo Banega Biglia Agüero di maria, probablemebte Higuain, y Messi
— Hernán Castillo (@HernanSCastillo) June 22, 2018
The situation which the AFA could face is that should SAMPAOLI get fired, they would have to pay him 20 million dollars as he has multi-year contract.