Claudio Borghi appointed Chile coach

Claudio Borghi of Argentina has been appointed coach of Chile's national soccer team as a replacement for countryman Marcelo Bielsa, who led the South Americans to their best World Cup finish since 1962.

The Chilean federation made the announcement Thursday.

Borghi quit three months ago as coach of Argentine club Boca Juniors.

Bielsa resigned three weeks ago in a dispute with the leadership of Chilean soccer but remains popular after leading Chile to the second round in its first World Cup since 1998.