Argentina's FA appoints Claudio Tapia

31 March 2017 | Commercial & Sponsorship
Argentina's FA appoints Claudio Tapia
The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) has named Claudio Tapia as its new president.

The 49-year-old was elected unopposed. He replaces Luis Segura, who was forced to resign when he was charged with fraud in June 2016. Tapia was the sole candidate in the election and will serve a four-year term. The former road sweeper was the chairman of Barracas Central, who play in Argentina’s third-tier Primera B Metropolitana division.

The AFA has been in a period of flux on and off the pitch since the death of its longstanding president Julio Grondona. The historic soccer nation is in serious danger of failing to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, and star player Lionel Messi was suspended by Fifa for reportedly insulting an assistant referee during the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Chile. Tapia has made both issues a priority.

“We will make the necessary efforts before FIFA for the sanction to be […] reduced because it is unjust,” Tapia said. “We must find the way to recover our confidence so our beloved Argentine national team represents us in Russia and does its best possible.”

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