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Sampaoli’s plans for Argentina’s crucial World Cup clash with Nigeria leaked

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Manager’s notebook showing apparent formation was photographed during training.

Argentina Training Session - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Argentina have been back in training as they prepare for their crucial World Cup clash against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Manager Jorge Sampaoli has been spotted carrying a notebook which appeared to contain his plans for their game.

Sampaoli is under massive pressure after Argentina’s 3-0 defeat to Croatia and it looks like he’s planning on big changes to his team.

Argentina Training Session - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Reports in Argentina suggest he could go with the following team: Franco Armani; Salvio or Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Enzo Pérez, Mascherano, Banega; Messi, Higuaín and Di María.

No matter the starting line-up on Tuesday the focus will all be on Lionel Messi and whether he can guide Argentina into the next round.