Australian footballer Aziz Behich and Argentinian star Lionel Messi entered into an alternation just 10 minutes before the knockout match between Argentina and Australia was supposed to enter halftime. The incident was caught on camera and pictures of the heated exchange went viral on social media. Both players can be seen pushing each other out of the way and tugging at each other’s jerseys.

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Who is Aziz Behich?

Aziz Eraltay Behich is an Australian footballer who plays as a left back and left winger for Scottish club Dundee United and the Australian National team. He was born on December 16, 1990, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His jersey number is 16.

He made his professional debut in 2009 with the Melbourne Victory before moving to Melbourne City where he played for three seasons before joining the Turkish club.

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According to, Aziz Behich’s current market value is between Euro 0.8 million and 1.3 million. His last transfer was from Giresunspor to Dundee United in 2022. Dundee United got Aziz Behich for free.

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Behich played his first international game for the Australia Under-23 side in a friendly match against Japan’s Under-23 side at the Tohoku Denryoku Bigswan Stadium, Niigata on June 1, 2011. He was selected to play against Yemen’s under-23 side for Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Asian Qualifiers Preliminary Round 2.

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He made his debut for the Australia national team in a friendly match against South Korea on November 14, 2022. In May 2018, he was a part of Australia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As of now, he has played a total of 55 games for the National team and scored two goals.