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Sergio Aguero planning to join Argentina for Qatar World Cup

Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero at Argentina
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The retired star hopes to become part of the Albiceleste’s coaching staff in the coming months.

Sergio Aguero’s untimely heart problem and his subsequent retirement were among the most shocking football moments of last year. 

The Manchester City legend had just moved to Barcelona to start a new chapter in his career. However, after experiencing chest pain in a La Liga game against Alaves in October, his time at Camp Nou came to an abrupt end.

Despite not being able to play for his country, Aguero still wants to accompany Argentina in their upcoming World Cup campaign.

“I’m going to go to the World Cup. We are going to have a meeting this week. I want to be there,” he told Argentina’s Radio 10.

“The idea is for me to join the coaching staff. I spoke with [head coach Lionel] Scaloni while also talking with [Argentine Football Association president] Claudio Tapia. 

“We have to try to give it a go to see what can be done.”

Argentina has already secured a spot in the next summer’s competition. The Albiceleste sit second in the South American qualifiers, four points behind their arch-rivals Brazil.

The Qatar World Cup will probably be Lionel Messi’s last chance to become the world champion. Aguero, a close friend of the PSG star, hit out at French media for criticizing the Argentine icon.

“How are the French media going to kill Messi?” Aguero said after PSG’s win over Real Madrid where Messi missed a penalty.

“Leo played well. Were they watching the game backwards? Leo always plays five levels above.”