Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni says he is considering resigning from his role after the team’s latest win on Wednesday.

Argentina claimed a 1-0 win over Brazil at the Maracana in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Nicolas Otamendi scoring the only goal of the game.

The 45-year-old made the surprise announcement following the win over Brazil.

“Argentina needs a coach who has all the energy possible and who is well,” said Scaloni.

“I need to stop the ball and start thinking, I have a lot of things to think about during this time.

“It’s not goodbye or anything, but I need to think because the bar is very high and it’s complicated to keep going and it’s complicated to keep winning.

“These guys are making it difficult, so I need to think about it for a while. I will talk to the FA president and the players afterwards.”

Scaloni led Argentina to the Copa America title in 2021 before also steering them to World Cup victory in Qatar last year.

After a brief stint in command of Argentina’s under-20 team, Scaloni took over as manager in August 2018.

Argentina’s 2021 Copa America victory was their first major title in 28 years, and it qualified them for the Finalissima against European champions Italy in June 2022, which they won 3-0 at Wembley.

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