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IF YOU LOSE TO NIGERIA DON’T RETURN HOME! – Maradona warns Argentina coach

2018 World-Cup

IF YOU LOSE TO NIGERIA DON’T RETURN HOME! – Maradona warns Argentina coach

Football legend, Diego Maradona, has warned Argentina national team manager, Jorge Sampaoli, not to return home if he loses his third game to Nigeria.

Maradona, who is unhappy with his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland in a chat with Venezuelan television said the manager will not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics.

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Maradona said,

“If he carries on like this, Sampaoli can’t come back to Argentina.

“It’s a disgrace. Not having prepared for the match knowing that Iceland are all 1.90m tall. I get the feeling there’s a general anger at the heart of the team.” 


The 1986 World Cup winner who stated that the road to qualification is difficult, pointed Nigeria as a stubborn opponent that may stop them in their last qualification match.

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He said,

“The Nigerians are young and very fast. Their counter-attacks and pace are a beauty to behold. I wonder how Sampaoli will do it. All I know is that he would not be welcomed back to Argentina if he does not guide Argentina to beat Croatia and Nigeria to qualify.”

Argentina which drew their first match against Iceland needs to win their remaining matches against Croatia and Nigeria to avert early exit from the ongoing tournament.

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Argentina is scheduled to play Croatia on June 21, in Saint Petersburg.

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