Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli said it was not time to "mark my retirement" after his side defeated France 4: 3 in the second round and left the 2018 World Cup
Sampaoli, 58, said The loss had frustrated him because the team had given everything to win the World Cup for Argentina and Lionel Messi to get a first important title for his country.
After the game, Sampaoli said: Maybe it was stronger than what the team had put together. It is very painful to have been eliminated, especially because of the effort these players produce. The frustration I feel does not allow me to rate my resignation [as manager]] "On a personal level it's a big frustration, we had the best player in the world and we tried to put him in the position to score We tried to surround him with the right players to use this talent, a talent that no other team has.
"That's why I do not want to talk about any other kind of analysis." [1
96592002] At the start of the second half, Argentina scored with goals from Angel Di Maria and Gabriel Mercado 2-1 after Antoine Griezmann put France ahead with an early penalty shoot-out.