Mancini blasts Aguero call-up
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims it is "impossible" for injured striker Sergio Aguero to play for Argentina next month.
Aguero is out of action with a knee injury after falling awkwardly in last week's Barclays Premier League opener against Southampton and the club are not expecting him back until mid-September at the earliest.
But that has not stopped Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella naming the 24-year-old in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru on September 7 and 11 respectively.
Mancini accepts Argentina have a right under international rules to summon Aguero - and can carry out their own medical assessment if necessary - but he thinks it is a ludicrous situation.
The Italian said: "It is impossible because Sergio needs a minimum of two weeks without training. After two weeks he can start again.
"If in one week if he could be ready to play it is different, but I think he needs another two weeks. He can go and fly back quickly. These are the rules and we need to respect them - they are ridiculous rules."