BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Relegation-threatened Argentine giants River Plate sacked coach Angel Cappa on Monday after seven matches without a win.

"At no moment did I think of resigning...I wasn't expecting this (sacking)," Cappa told TyC Sports television in an interview confirming the River board had decided to end his contract.

River, 11th in the Apertura championship with 18 points from 13 matches after a 1-0 upset defeat by promoted All Boys on Sunday, face arch-rivals Boca Juniors next weekend under caretaker JJ Lopez.

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