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New Argentina boss Bauza presented to media

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By Euronews
New Argentina boss Bauza presented to media

<p>Edgardo Bauza was presented to the media on Thursday as the new head coach of Argentine national football team.</p> <p>The 58-year-old replaces Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who resigned following Argentina’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in June.</p> <p>In his first press conference as boss of the Albicelestre Bauza reiterated his desire to talk Lionel Messi out of international retirement but ruled out putting pressure on the Barcelona superstar.</p> <p>He said: “We need to have a day to talk about football and that talk may lead to the possibility of him being recalled to play the first two matches for the national selection.”</p> <p>The first two matches Bauza made reference to are his first competitive outings in charge – two 2018 World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Argentina, who won the world cup in 1978 and 1986 will face Uruguay on September 1st and then Venezuela five days later.</p>