77Man City striker Sergio Aguero 'faints' during Argentina match and 'is taken to hospital'Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria in a friendly after taking a two-goal lead on Tuesday. The Argentine Football Federation (AFA) said in a statement that Aguero, who scored in the first half, was taken away for routine examinations but added: “The player is well”. Coach Jorge Sampaoli rested Lionel Messi following Argentina’s 1-0 win over next year’s World Cup hosts Russia on Saturday and it seemed that they could cope without him. ALSO READ: Gianluigi Buffon quits Italy following World Cup failureThe Super Eagles took the lead two minutes after that when Brian Idowu sidefooted home from the edge of the area to finish off a counter attack. Argentina staggered through their World Cup qualifying campaign, only clinching their place at the finals with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in their final match.
Source: Standard Digital November 14, 2017 21:00 UTC