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Sampaoli to stay as Chile coach despite graft investigation

Sampaoli to stay on as Chile coach despite graft investigation involving federation president

Sampaoli to stay as Chile coach despite graft investigation

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli says he will stay in the job despite the head of the national soccer federation having pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges.

Federation president Sergio Jadue is among more than a dozen South American soccer officials who had been indicted or pleaded guilty in the last six months as U.S. and Swiss authorities investigate widespread corruption at FIFA, the sport's governing body.

Sampaoli says in a statement Friday that he is waiting until early next year to determine the direction of the Chilean federation.

Sampaoli led Chile to the Copa America title earlier this year, and also took the side the final 16 of last year's World Cup.

The Argentina-born Sampaoli is under contract until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Updated : 2021-09-21 22:32 GMT+08:00