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Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli to stay until 2018 World Cup

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Chile men's soccer manager Jorge Sampaoli announced on Tuesday he will stay with the national team until the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Sampaoli, 54, led Chile to the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, before the team lost to Brazil on penalty kicks. Chile advanced to the knockout stage despite being in the same group with Spain and Netherlands, the 2010 World Cup champion and runner-up, respectively.

"I've decided to remain the Chile coach for the 2015 Copa America...and up to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup (and finals)," the 54-year-old said.

Chile will host the 2015 Copa America tournament. The Argentinian-born coach's future was uncertain after he spoke about his dream to someday coach his native country's national team.

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- Paul Palladino

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