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Following two consecutive Copa America ultimate losses, Gerardo Martino will nonetheless be entrusted with managing Argentina‘s Beneath-23 aspect on the Olympics in Brazil later this summer time, the Argentine Soccer Affiliation (AFA) confirmed on Monday.

Argentina suffered penalty shootout heartache to Chile for the second yr in a row on Sunday. It is a end result that is left Lionel Messi‘s worldwide profession shrouded unsure, together with these of lots of his worldwide colleagues.

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The AFA has vowed to stay with Martino, nevertheless, regardless of the previous Barcelona gaffer being susceptible to main a star-studded squad to a continued trophy drought. A few Olympics triumphs apart, Argentina hasn’t hoisted a significant trophy because the 1993 Copa America.

Martino’s elected Albiceleste representatives will compete with Algeria, Honduras, and Portugal in Group D of the Olympic males’s event in Rio.