Aguero to miss Super Eagles clash as Sampaoli faces sack after World Cup

Aguero to miss Super Eagles clash as Sampaoli faces sack after World Cup

- 2014 finalists Argentina face Nigeria in their final group game at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday

- They are yet to win any game at this year's edition of the tournament ongoing in Russia as they presently rank 3rd on the table

- Meanwhile they are expected to file out without Manchester city forward Sergio Aguero while their coach Sampaoli might be sacked at the end of the tourney

Argentina will be hoping they can beat Nigeria to stand a chance of reaching the next round of the ongoing FIFA World Cup championship in Russia.

The south American team were hammered 3-0 by Group D table toppers Croatia - with goals from Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Ante Rebic on Thursday, June 21.

Meanwhile, they have resolved to file out against the Super Eagles without their star striker Sergio Aguero in their last group game on Tuesday in a bid to avoid a exiting the group stage for the first time since 2002.

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Reports also have it that Jorge Sampaoli might be the first manager to be fired for his side's disappointing display at this summer's events.

The manager was conspicouosly missing in La Albiceleste's press conference on Sunday with top stars like Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano are said to have lost faith in him.

According to Daily Mail, the Argentine FA chief executive Claudio Tapia claims that suggestions to sack Sampaoli wasn't true.

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Meanwhile, former Barcelona star Mascherano admitted that senior players had gone to FA officials on Friday night to discuss issues about tactics.

The Argentinean squad have lost faith in Sampaoli owing to his resolve to field three players at the back, and they are set to deploy a 4-3-3 formation in order to bring the best out of Messi - who has had a miserable tournament so far.

Sampaoli came out to take the blame for his side's heavy defeat to Croatia last week but that isn't enough for the likes of Diego Maradona.

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The Argentina legend — who was coach himself during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa — has said that Sampaoli may as well ‘not go home’ if he fails here in Russia.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Croatia progressed to the round of 16 of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after beating Argentina 3-0 in their second Group D game on Thursday night, June 21.

La Albiceleste went into this game with the hope of them getting a win after drawing their first match against Iceland, but they were embarrassed by Croatia who were superb in this tie.

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This is Argentina’s worst defeat at World Cup since 1958 and also their worst start since 1974 as Lionel Messi failed to help his national team.

A shocking gaffe from Argentina goalkeeper Wilfredo Ceballero gave Ante Rebic the glorious chance to score the first goal for Croatia in the 53rd minute.

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