Tuesday, July 5

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino resigns

Argentina head coach Gerardo Martino has announced his resignation today Tuesday July 5th, 2016 deepening the chaos in the frustrated squad a month before the Olympics after their star striker Lionel Messi also quit international football.

 In a statement published by the Argentina Football Association (AFA), Martino said he and his coaching staff quit due to management disputes in the association and difficulties in getting the squad together in time for the Olympics.

This is coming barely 2 weeks, the Argentine football star Lionel Messi said he was quitting following defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario which sparked demonstrations by fans desperate for him to stay.

The president of the Argentine Olympic Committee, Gerardo Werthein, warned on the radio shortly before Tuesday’s announcement that there was “50-percent chance” Argentina would miss the Olympic football competition.

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