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Russia2018: Coach Sampaoli Stripped Power, Messi, Others To Select Argentina Team

­Argentina’s World Cup camp is in total disarray following reports that coach Jorge Sampaoli has been stripped of effective power ahead of Tuesday night’s crunch fixture with Nigeria.

According to Daily Mail, Argentina’s World Cup camp descended into chaos on Saturday night following their 1-1 draw with Iceland and their most recent 3-0 defeat with Croatia which saw senior players take the issue up to the Argentine FA general manager Jorge Burruchaga.

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Argentina’s 1986 World Cup winner Ricardo Giusti claimed he spoke to Burruchaga, who has admitted that the players would be consulted for the Nigeria game.

Giusti said: ‘The players will decide the team, that’s a fact. If Sampaoli wants to sit in the bench, he can do it. If not, no problem.’

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Argentina will face Nigeria on Tuesday in a crunch tie which will decide the fate of both nations who gets to the knockout stage with Croatia in Group D.

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