ARGENTINA are one of the favourites for the 2022 World Cup but head into the tournament without one of their stars of the past, Sergio Aguero.
The Manchester City legend had become a regular in the Argentina team after his breakthrough in Europe, becoming an elite goal scorer at Atletico Madrid.
However, they will be without the former national team striker for a World Cup for the first time since the 2006.
We have all the information regarding the reason for the striker not being at the World Cup.
Why isn’t Sergio Aguero playing for Argentina?
Having been called into the 2010 World Cup squad, Aguero made his debut in the competition on matchday two against South Korea.
Since then, the forward was a key player for his national team and built a strong bond with fellow forward Lionel Messi.
However, in what could be Messi’s last World Cup, he will be playing without one of his closest friends.
Moving to Barcelona in 2021, Aguero was hoping to play with Messi at club level just for the Argentine to depart the Camp Nou himself.
Aguero was keen to prove himself on his return to La Liga despite Messi’s departure and scored in his first El Clasico, a 2-1 defeat.
After making four appearances for Barcelona, the striker was taken to hospital with a chest discomfort before being diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia.
On December 15, 2021, Aguero announced his retirement from football after taking advice from doctors, meaning that he would miss out on the 2022 World Cup.
Despite this, he will be supporting his former teammates and friends from the sidelines as Argentina search for glory in Qatar.