Trending: Aguero faints in Argentina loss; Maradona wants return

Trending: Aguero faints in Argentina loss; Maradona wants return
From ESPN - November 15, 2017

Wednesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

ARGENTINA:Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time of Argentina's friendly defeat to Nigeria in Russia on Tuesday, but he has been cleared to return to Manchester City.

-Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria.

UEFA WORLD CUP PLAYOFFS:Christian Eriksen's hat trick helped Denmark qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 5-1 win over Republic of Ireland.

- Eriksen's hat trick was too much for Ireland, John Brewin writes.

- WATCH: In praise of Denmark and Eriksen.

ITALY: Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli all said they would retire from international duty after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup on Monday.

-Italy's Olympic Committee president has urged Italian Football Association (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio to step down after the country's failure to qualify for the World Cup.

- Italy's failure to reach a World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years was described as an "Apocalypse" by the nation's newspapers.

ENGLAND: England and Brazil played out a drab goalless draw at Wembley -- the second in four days after the 0-0 draw with Germany on Friday.

-Brazil vs. England was a sexy fixture on paper but proved uneventful on the pitch, Nick Miller writes.

-John Stones says England can take heart from going toe-to-toe with Brazil and Germany.

FRANCE:Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says his two-goal display against Germany on Wednesday was his best performance yet for France and hopes it will leave a lasting impression on coach Didier Deschamps.

MAN UNITED: Emil Forsberg has said his focus remains on RB Leipzig amid reports Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has added him to his list of potential signings.

-David De Gea says he has been impressed by how good Kepa Arrizabalaga is but warned theAthletic Bilbao goalkeeper about leaving Spain.

- WATCH: United grades for the season so far.

CHELSEA:Didier Drogba has told RMC he does not believe the high turnover of managers at his former club Chelsea is anything exceptional in the current game.

- Drogba will finally hang up his boots in 2018 as he prepares to bring his 20-year professional career to an end, the former Chelsea striker has told RMC.


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