Sergio Aguero was left on bench for the second consecutive game as Argentina were beaten by France in a historic match with Les Blues progressing on a 4-3 win.
Aguero was benched in Argentina’s win against Nigeria in final group stage fixture, though everyone expected Jorge Sampoli to opt with Manchester City’s ace upfront. Surprisingly nither of Aguero or Higuain was preferred upfront with Leo Messi playing upfront.
Sergio Aguero did made an appearance from the bench, coring Argentina’s third goal.
Many Argentine’s took to twitter agonizing about Sampoli’s decision to drop Aguero.
#Sampaoli is the worst world cup coach in world cup history. Play a 4-2-3-1 formation with #Messi on the right #Dybala at the middle, #DiMaria at left and #Aguero in front. He didn’t know this one too or he hasn’t seen this formation before. Fuck #Sampaoli
— Nana Yaw Asiedu II (@Mdiceyaw) June 30, 2018
Ridicolo prendersela con #Messi quando #Sampaoli lascia a casa #Icardi e in panchina #Aguero , #Higuain e #Dybala. Certo, se c’è anche l’influenza di Lio dietro queste decisioni, allora sì, allora merita di essere criticato e pure tanto, tanto, tanto…
— Mirko Calemme (@mirkocalemme) June 30, 2018
— miriamkalanzi (@miriamkalanzi) June 30, 2018
— Stefano (@Stefibarla) June 30, 2018
Seurajoukkuetta voi rakentaa hankkimalla haluttuun taktiikkaan sopivia pelaajia mutta kun maajoukkue pitkälti on mitä on, niin luulisi, että taktiikka tehdään käytettävissä olevien pelaajien vahvuuksista. Käsittämätöntä, et #Dybala ja #Aguero yleensä penkillä ja #Icardi ulkona
— Antti Vaaja (@AnttiVaaja) June 30, 2018
— Alexander Cameron (@_alexandercam) June 30, 2018
so people might come to the defence of #messi but I believe he was still a shadow of himself in this World Cup! There are no excuses when you have a team of #higuain, #dybala n #aguero on the bench! as the captain of the team you gotta decide n speak for the team
— Ripudaman Katoch (@navalmonk) June 30, 2018
— 🇧🇷Tashe ☺♥🇧🇷 (@EmpressTashe) June 30, 2018
Qui est responsable du 11 de départ ..?
Comment peux tu te priver de Dybala Higuain Aguero Lo Celso …?
— Balahfomok (@Balahfomok1) June 30, 2018
Theres literally a video of Sampaoli asking Messi if he should sub in Aguero. Do your research before blabbing mate
— Hustler returns (@Hustler_Futbol) June 30, 2018