But despite Agüero’s fitness setback, the 24 year-old has been named in Alex
With Fifa regulations allowing national associations the right to assess the fitness of their players, however, Mancini admits that Agüero could be forced to travel to South America if Sabella fails to accept the diagnosis of City’s medical staff.
“It is ridiculous.” Mancini said. “These are the rules and we need to respect these rules, but they are ridiculous rules. It’s impossible because Sergio needs a minimum of two weeks without training and then maybe he can start again. He can’t go [to Argentina].”
Agüero’s absence is likely to mean Mario Balotelli starts his first City
game tomorrow since being sent off at
The Italian, whose return to pre-season training was delayed by his