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    Mutiny in Argentina: Jorge Sampaoli faces player ‘coup’ before Nigeria


    Mutiny in Argentina’s World Cup camp

    Crazy reports are emrging on Saturday night regarding what’s going on in the Argentine World Cup camp in Russia.

    The World Cup has so far been a disaster for Argentina.

    Lest we forget, Argentina only qualified for Russia thanks to a Leo Messi hat-trick in Quito in the final round of qualification.

    Argentina started their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Iceland. Leo Messi missed a penalty.

    It got far worse for Argentina in their second match as they lost 3-0 to Croatia.

    According to TyC Sports on Saturday, the players are now rebelling in the camp, and Jorge Sampaoli may be off.

    Jorge Sampaoli faces player ‘coup’ before Nigeria

    TyC Sports say there is a players’ coup to oust Sampaoli before the Nigeria game.

    Argentina need to beat Nigeria to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

    On how the players view Sampaoli, TyC say the “relationship between both parties is broken and there is no turning back.”

    Argentine Federation President Claudio Tapia has reportedly told Sampaoli that he no longer has any control over the players.

    There are now rumours flying about that Sampaoli will be gone before the Nigeria game.

    Argentina XI leaked vs Nigeria

    At the same time that all these rumours are swirling around, Sampaoli has had a Gareth Southgate moment at the World Cup.

    The Argentine press snapped a photo fo what appeared to be Argnetina’s XI vs Nigeria.

    Once again the line-up showed that Sampaoli is about to ring the changes.

    The notes howed that Argentina will move to a back four. Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain was brought into the starting XI with Leo Messi and Angel Di Maria.

    There is still no room for Paulo Dybala or Roma centre-back Federico Fazio.

    Willy Caballero was dropped for Franco Armani.

    Argentina leaked XI vs Nigeria: Armani; Salvio (Mercado), Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Enzo Perez, Mascherano, Banega; Messi, Higuain, Di Maria.

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