Sunday June 24 2018
Higuain to push Aguero out?

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to push Sergio Aguero on to the bench with a change of system, as Argentina deny a coup against Jorge Sampaoli.

It has been a disastrous World Cup so far for the Seleccion, who drew 1-1 with Iceland and lost 3-0 to Croatia.

Amid reports of a coup from players against Coach Sampaoli, even suggesting they would decide their own training schedule and starting XI for the final group game against Nigeria, there was a tense Press conference.

Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano and AFA President Claudio Tapia denied the claims and insisted the media was trying to sabotage their tournament.

Meanwhile, Juventus striker Higuain was again tested out in the starting XI in training at the expense of Aguero, while Angel Di Maria returned.

Franco Armani looks set to take the goalkeeper’s gloves following Willy Caballero howlers.

There is still no room for Paulo Dybala or Roma centre-back Federico Fazio, even with a move to four in defence.

Today was Lionel Messi's birthday and there were images of an awkward hug from Sampaoli in training.

Argentina (probable): Armani; Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Enzo Perez, Mascherano, Banega; Messi, Higuain, Di Maria

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