Aftermath of defeat: Aguero rushed to hospital

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Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time in Argentina’s friendly defeat against Nigeria, the Argentine Football Federation announced, telegraph.co.uk reports.

The Man City striker scored after 36 minutes in Krasnodar, Russia, to put Argentina 2-0 ahead, but did not come out for the second half and was replaced by Dario Benedetto.

The  federation stated in a Twitter post, “(Aguero) He fainted and was therefore transferred to carry out routine checks just as a precaution.”

Speaking after the 4-2 defeat, in which Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria mounted a comeback, Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli said on the federation website,  “Sergio (Aguero) got dizzy and had to leave at half-time.”Punch

 

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