Martino named Argentina coach in succession to Sabella

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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 5:46 PM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Gerardo Martino has been chosen to succeed Alejandro Sabella as Argentina coach, the Argentine FA said in a statement on Tuesday.

Former Barcelona manager Martino takes over from Sabella, who quit at the end of last month, ahead of a Sept. 3 friendly away to Germany.

Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final in Brazil on July 13.

(This story was refiled to correct date of World Cup final to July 13)

(Reporting by Luis Ampuero; Writing by Rex Gowar)