Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona has hailed the new Argentina
coach Edgardo "Paton" Bauza as a man with a record of sacrificing
everything for national glory.
Bauza, 58, was appointed Argentina coach on Monday after the
departure of Gerardo Martino, who left disappointing defeats in the 2014 World
Cup and 2016 Copa America finals.
"I'll never forget him at the 1990 finals,"
Maradona wrote on his Facebook account. "We were a generation which gave
everything for the national team," Maradona wrote. "And he sat on the
bench throughout the entire World Cup"
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Bauza's main task now to convince Lionel Messi, who has
never won a major trophy with Argentina, to reconsider his abrupt decision to
quit the national team.
At the Mexican World Cup in 1986 Maradona's Argentina edged
Franz Beckenbauer's West Germany 3-2 in the final in front of a sell out
115,000 crowd at the Aztec Stadium.
Four years later in Italy the Germans took their revenge
with a narrow win over Maradona's depleted side with Bauza on the bench as
Germany won 1-0 with a late penalty.For
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