Maradona considering future


Diego Maradona is considering his future as Argentina coach following their World Cup exit.

The South Americans were thrashed 4-0 by Germany in Cape Town in Saturday's quarter-final to leave the Argentinian legend contemplating stepping down.

Thomas Muller's early strike was followed by two goals from Miroslav Klose and a late fourth from defender Arne Friedrich.

"I may leave tomorrow," said a downbeat Maradona immediately after the match.

"I'll have to think carefully about it, and talk with my family and the players. There are many issues here.

"I'm as disappointed as all Argentines. To see my country lose a football match is very hard for someone who has worn the shirt."

Maradona, who won the World Cup as a player in 1986, had been in charge of the national team since 2008 and oversaw a stuttering qualification campaign.

"There's nothing we can say about their win," added Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

"To lose like that is very painful. We played badly and sometimes when you make mistakes you go home.

"We knew it would be complicated and that they wouldn't let us attack.

"They did what we knew they were capable of doing. We knew they could be dangerous on set-pieces and on the counter-attack."

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