Sergio Aguero, the former Argentine striker, criticized the local Football Association in his country after preventing him from entering the team camp before the opening match against Saudi Arabia in the FIFA World Cup.
Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the opening of Group C, in one of the biggest surprises in the history of the World Cup.
Aguero, who scored 41 international goals in 101 matches for Argentina and participated in three World Cups, wanted to meet his former colleagues.
Aguero said in a live broadcast on YouTube from Qatar: I haven’t watched the Argentine team yet, let’s see what happens, because everything was strange. You are supposed to have a camp pass and it seems strange because it takes three to four days to arrange the interview.
He added, “If they don’t want me, that’s fine, but they have to say it to my face.” I never hurt anyone, and always behaved well. Maybe there are people inside the AFA who don’t like something I said, but I don’t remember it.
He continued: I asked why I was banned and they told me that the decision comes from above, but I see that other people have been allowed to enter. I’ve been with the national team before, and they sort out credentials quickly.