Argentina rugby star Joaquin Tuculet expects sidelined striker Sergio Aguero to join Diego Maradona in attending Sunday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final with Australia – even though it clashes with the Manchester derby!
A superb 43-20 win over Ireland last weekend secured Argentina’s place in the last four of a World Cup for only the second time in their history.
Argentina football legend Maradona has already attended their Pool C clash with Tonga and celebrated with the team in the changing room following the 45-16 victory.
Maradona, who helped Argentina to football World Cup glory in 1986 in brilliant and controversial fashion, promised to return to England if the Pumas saw off Ireland to make the semis.
And Tuculet is hoping both Maradona and the 54-year-old’s former son-in-law Aguero can lend their support at Twickenham on Sunday, but that would mean the injured City striker would miss his side’s decisive top-of-table clash with rivals United.
“I was already in [the Etihad Stadium] to see [Aguero] play and he can call me now,” Tuculet said of his relationship with the Argentina striker. “We have a very good relationship with the Argentina football players and we’re happy for them to come and see us.”
The rest of City’s clutch of Argentine players might have to give it a miss, though.