World Football - Martino quits as Paraguay coach

Fri, 29 Jul 17:07:00 2011

Gerardo Martino, who steered Paraguay to the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals and Copa America final last Sunday, has resigned.

World Football - Martino quits Paraguay

"I am no longer the coach of the Paraguayan national team as of today," said the Argentine who took Paraguay further then they had ever reached at the World Cup in South Africa.

"I consider I can no longer contribute to everything we imagined when we took the reins of the national team," Martino told a news conference.

Paraguay did not win a match at the Copa America, reaching the final with five draws including two penalty shootout victories before losing to Uruguay 3-0 in Sunday's decider.

Reuters

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