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Sampaoli Set To Drop Red-Hot Icardi From Argentina World Cup Squad

Sampaoli Set To Drop Red-Hot Icardi From Argentina World Cup Squad

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli will drop Mauro Icardi from his Russia 2018 World Cup squad, according to a report on Fox Sports Argentina.

Icardi has been in a rich vein of form for his Italian club Inter Milan in the Serie A, scoring 18 goals in 22 league games.

But his poor relationship with the leaders of the Argentina Football Association, his teammates and coupled with his performance for the Albiceleste may have cost him a place in the squad, according to the report.

In November 2017, the former Sampdoria striker pulled out of Argentina’s international friendly against Nigeria in Krasnodar.

The 25-year-old has made four appearances for the senior national team of Argentina and is yet to score a goal.

Argentina will face Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria in Group D at the World Cup in Russia.

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