(Watch) Man City defender smashes ball off grounded Man Utd star

Argentina international Nicolas Otamendi brought the Manchester rivalry into Argentina’s World Cup clash with France.

Tensions were rising at the end with Argentina accepting that they were about to be eliminated from the tournament.

France midfielder Paul Pogba was taken out before having the ball aimed at his head as Otamendi lost his cool.

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The Argentine centre-back probably had Pogba’s brace from the Etihad playing in the back of his mind as it appeared he wanted to do the United star.

Pogba had the last laugh though, as France progressed to the next round after beating Argentina 4-3.

Moreover, Pogba went on to show his class after the final whistle by colsoling Lionel Messi, who may have played his last game for Argentina.

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