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Nigeria vs Argentina: Aguero to be dropped for Super Eagles clash after failing to get Sampaoli sacked

Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli, is set to drop Sergio Aguero, for their must-win Group D game against Nigeria on Tuesday.

The Manchester City striker is one of several players who declared war on beleaguered coach, Jorge Sampaoli, following the 1-1 draw with Iceland and the 3-0 drubbing by Croatia.

But the UK Mirror reports that Sampaoli has won his battle to remain as manager in Russia, after a dressing room mutiny failed.

However, Aguero will likely pay the price for his role in the row, by being left on the bench.

It is understood that several players approached Argentine FA president, Claudio Tapia, to ask that Sampaoli be either sacked or give them a voice in team selection.

But Tapia has backed his manager and Aguero will be replaced in the team by Juventus striker, Gonzalo Higuain.

Sampaoli has also axed Chelsea back-up keeper, Willy Caballero, following mistakes in both games and he will be replaced by Franco Armani.

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