Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni set to renew contract after Qatar FIFA World Cup Success

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni set to renew contract after Qatar FIFA World Cup Success

Lionel Scaloni, Argentina’s coach, is set to extend his contract with the team following their successful campaign at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Scaloni has been the coach of the Argentina national football team since 2018, following the departure of Jorge Sampaoli.

Scaloni won the Copa America in Brazil in 2021, the Copa Finalissima (Copa America champions vs Euro champions) in 2022, and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Argentina won the 2022 World Cup after defeating France 4-2 on penalties following a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation time on December 18 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

The President of the Argentina Football Association (AFA), Claudia Tapia says he is confident that Scaloni will extend his contract with the team.

“Scaloni is the coach of the Argentine national team,” Tapia said in an interview with Tyc Sports as quoted by Sport.news.am

“We’re both men of our word, we agree on our word. He went on a trip to Spain for a passport issue and when I return to the country we will talk as we did until yesterday.”

Lionel Sebastián Scaloni is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who currently coaches the Argentina national team. A versatile player, he operated as a right-back or right midfielder. Born in Pujato, Santa Fe, Scaloni debuted as a player for Newell’s Old Boys in 1995. He was born on 16 May 1978.

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