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Sabri Lamouchi

Sabri Lamouchi has resigned as Ivory Coast coach following their elimination from the World Cup.

The African side were beaten 2-1 by Greece on Tuesday night after an injury-time penalty from Georgios Samaras.

The 42-year-old Frenchman told, ?My contract comes to an end at this World Cup and there will be no epilogue and you can understand well as to why.

?It is logical as we did not do well at last year?s Africa Cup of Nations or at the World Cup finals.?

Lamouchi, a former France international, revealed his disappointment at the loss against Greece but did not criticise the way they won the game.
?I have put a lot of time and effort into the past two years, but unfortunately my story with Cote d?Ivoire ends this evening,? he said.

?The outcome is a cruel one but the Greeks did not steal this victory.

?I am very disappointed and sad, and also for the players and the Ivorian people. However, my career carries on and there will be other defeats, though I would have liked this adventure to finish in a different fashion.?


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