Maradona sacked as Argentina coach

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Diego Maradona will no longer continue as Argentina coach after the country's soccer bosses agreed not to renew his contract.

Maradona met with the the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona on Monday in a bid to resolve his future, with reports suggesting a new four-year deal was on the table.

The 49-year-old had said he would sign the contract as long as his entire backroom staff were retained.

But Mr Grondona revealed details of the talks to his board on Tuesday, and the association's executive committee unanimously decided not to renew Maradona's contract.

The former Argentina and Napoli star's future had been in doubt since the national team lost 4-0 to Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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