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Diego Maradona's Instagram post after Argentina 2-4 Nigeria

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It was a night to forget for Argentina as they slipped to a 4-2 defeat to Nigeria.

Having failed to impress in World Cup qualifying, the Albiceleste continued that theme in their latest friendly.

They have Lionel Messi to thank for the fact that they're going to the tournament at all, but Jorge Sampaoli will still be under heavy scrutiny at Russia 2018.

For even without the Barcelona superstar, as he was against Nigeria, he has the likes of Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, and Angel Di Maria at his disposal.

Ever Banega and Aguero put the hosts 2-0 up, before goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Oduwu, as well as an Alex Iwobi brace, handed the Super Eagles victory.

The biggest concern of the night was the health of Aguero, as the Manchester City striker fainted and had to be taken to hospital for checks.

As far as the result was concerned, it was Sampaoli's first defeat since taking over from Edgardo Bauza, and given that it wasn't a competitive match, he won't be too worried.

That said, Diego Maradona's Instagram post has done him no favours.

The Argentina legend is always vocal in his opinions, particularly about the national team.

While the 57-year-old is most fondly remembered for his role in winning the 1986 World Cup, he also spent two years in charge between 2008-2010.

Maradona's post will cause a stir 

During that stint, the South Americans suffered their worst ever defeat - a 6-1 reverse against Bolivia - and bowed out of the World Cup with a 4-0 quarter-final humbling at the hands of Germany.

It seems Maradona's memories of that stint are rather different, judging by his post:

Translated, it reads:

"Who won more? Let's take our Conclusions, I am angry because they give away our prestige, but the guys have no fault. I WANT TO COME BACK!!"

Argentina's ex team coach Diego Maradona

To be fair, the stats show he does have a very respectable win percentage of 75% - and just because of who he is, there are few Argentina fans who would have a problem with him making a shock return.

Maradona was a talking point to say the least during his time at the helm, trying out 100 different players in the qualifying rounds before the World Cup in South Africa.

All that is immaterial, however, as for once, the job isn't actually likely to become vacant soon.

Would you like to see Maradona back? Have your say in the comments. 

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Diego Maradona
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