Sergio Aguero

The Argentina Football Association confirmed the 28-year-old picked up the injury during City’s 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham on Sunday. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Argentina’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers with a calf injury.

Argentina play Uruguay on Friday, before facing Venezuela on 7 September. Lionel Messi has also been training with Argentina after reversing his retirement decision, which was made at the start of August.

Argentina are currently third in the qualifying table after winning three of their six games. No timescale has been given for his return, with Aguero potentially facing FA charges for elbowing Hammers defender Winston Reid.

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