World Cup 2022: Sergio Aguero Fumes After He Was Blocked From Accessing Argentina Team in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Sergio Aguero Fumes After He Was Blocked From Accessing Argentina Team in Qatar

  • Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been embroiled in an ugly spat with Argentina's football association
  • Aguero claims he was denied access when he attempted to meet the team ahead of their World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia
  • It is understood that the 34-year-old said he wanted to wish La Albiceleste players the best of luck before their encounter
  • The mouthwatering tie on Tuesday ended in a 2-1 shock defeat for Argentina, with Lionel Messi scoring his side's consolation

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has slammed Argentina's FA for blocking him from accessing the national football team in Qatar.

Aguero is understood to be in Qatar and was looking to meet the Argentina squad, ahead of their World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 22.

However, the legendary striker is said to have been denied that opportunity as he was told he needed a special pass.

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Argentina players celebrate after the first goal during their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match against Saudi Arabia. Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali.
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According to Express UK, the 34-year-old has become embroiled in a spat with his country's football association, after it emerged that his accreditation had not been arranged in time.

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Regarding the issue, Aguero claimed he had not been allowed to meet some of his former teammates.

"It's strange that they can’t give me the right credentials quickly. I've been in the national team and know they make a credential for you quickly," Aguero was quoted as saying.

However, Aguero now said he would no longer bother attempting to meet the Argentina squad, saying he would wait until the competition concluded.

"I wanted to go earlier, to wish them luck. The situation is rare," he added.

Aguero enjoyed an illustrious career with La Albiceleste during his playing career, making 100 appearances for the team.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United fans were up in arms on social media, after Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni snubbed Lisandro Martinez for 34-year-old Nicolas Otamendi in his side’s starting line-up to face Saudi Arabia.

Ahead of the match, there was a surprise in the Argentina backline, as Benfica centre-back Otamendi was picked to keep out the Middle East opposition.

The decision was not very alarming at first, as La Albiceleste looked to be surefire favourites for the game on paper.

Source: Sports Brief News