Aguero recovers in hospital after dizzy spell
Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital last night after suffering a dizzy spell in Argentina’s 4-2 friendly defeat by Nigeria in Russia.
Initial reports said the Manchester City striker had blacked out in the Argentina dressing room, shortly after scoring late in the first half. However, City insisted he had merely suffered dizziness and they expect him to be fit for club duty this weekend.
“Sergio Aguero has been cleared by doctors to return to Manchester as planned after suffering a dizzy spell,” said a club statement. “Sergio never lost consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks. He will be assessed by the club’s medical team ahead of this weekend’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.”
Aguero rejoined the Argentina squad at their hotel but the fact that he was taken ill will cause concern, with the forward only recently having returned to action having broken ribs in a car crash in Amsterdam in September.
Meanwhile, Wales conceded a goal in the third minute of injury time to draw 1-1 with Panama in their friendly in Cardiff, which could be manager Chris Coleman’s last match in charge.
Tom Lawrence looked as if he had won the game with a solo strike before Armando Cooper levelled in stoppage time.
Sam Vokes had a penalty saved in the first half after Luis Ovalle had brought down David Edwards in the box.
Coleman said he would have talks over his future in the next few days with the Football Association of Wales after the country’s failure to make the World Cup finals.
Germany and France drew 2-2 in their friendly in Cologne. Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette had twice put the French ahead only for Timo Werner and then Lars Stindl to equalise.