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    Sergio Aguero was forced to retire from professional football last year due to a heart problem, so he will not be playing at this year’s World Cup.

    He recently revealed that he had been offered a staff role with Argentina, however he turned it down as he wants to go to Qatar as a fan.

    When speaking to ESPN, he said: “The invitation to be part of Argentina’s staff was on the table.

    “I spoke with Chiqui [Tapia, Argentina Football Association president] and I was clear with him about my goal to enjoy my time.

    “I’m going to Qatar, but as a fan.

    “I have a great relationship with everyone from the national team but I don’t see myself in the coaching staff and with the players on a day-to-day basis. They are asking for a role that isn’t for me right now.

    “I had a talk with [Messi], he and Scaloni gave me an idea of what they wanted from me.

    “I asked them for some time to think about it and then told Chiqui that I wasn’t ready for that.

    “I will be available for any event related to the Argentina national team, as an ambassador but I don’t want a day-to-day responsibility with the team.”

    Sergio Aguero arrives in Doha
    Sergio Aguero arrives in DohaCredit: Getty


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