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Sergio Aguero 'fainted' at half-time in Argentina game

Sergio Aguero 'fainted' at half-time in Argentina game
By PA Sport

14/11/2017 at 19:55Updated 14/11/2017 at 20:01

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time in Argentina's friendly defeat against Nigeria, the Argentinian Football Federation announced.

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time in Argentina's friendly defeat against Nigeria, the Argentinian Football Federation announced.

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

The Argentinian Football Federation stated in a Twitter post: "(Aguero medical bulletin) 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."

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