After being sacked as Argentina head coach, Edgardo Bauza insisted that the 2014 runners up will qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Last month’s shock 2-0 loss to Bolivia left La Albiceleste outside of the automatic qualification for World Cup in the CONMEBOL section, which subsequently led to the decision from the AFA to part ways with the former Sao Paulo mentor.
“I am grateful to the players because they are responsible for this option that Argentina can go to the World Cup,” the 59-year-old Bauza told reporters.
“A generation, beyond having lost three finals, gives everything for the national team,” he added. “I am convinced that Argentina will be in the World Cup.”
Argentina are in fifth place on the CONMEBOL qualification table and trail Uruguay and Chile in third and fourth respectively, by a single point.