Probable Starting XI: Agüero adds to injury concerns as Argentina finalise preparations


Sergio Agüero is the latest Argentina player to train separately from the rest of the squad and is unlikely to figure tomorrow evening when La Albiceleste face Honduras in San Juan.

The Manchester City striker was in Gerardo Martino’s preferred eleven in training on Wednesday but after complaining of a muscular injury, was not risked on Thursday when Lionel Messi and Éver Banega joined the group.

Agüero joins Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi on the sidelines but all three are still expected to travel with the squad and be prepared for the Copa América, which takes place between June 3rd and 26th.

Argentina begin their campaign against champions Chile on June 6th but having begun training in Ezeiza this week before travelling to San Juan for a friendly against Honduras on Friday night.

Lionel Messi arrived on Wednesday and at Ezeiza today was included in what appears to be Gerardo Martino’s starting eleven. Éver Banega, another of the late arrivals, was also brought in to replace Érik Lamela meaning there are few changes to Martino’s side to the one that defeated Chile during World Cup qualification in March.

Argentina probable starting XI: Sergio Romero; Gabriel Mercado, Ramiro Funes Mori, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Éver Banega; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ángel Di María

Aside from the injured players, Argentina still await the arrival of Atlético Madrid pair Matías Kranevitter and Augusto Fernández, involved in Saturday’s Champions League Final and third choice goalkeeper Mariano Andujar, who plays for Estudiantes on Saturday.

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