'They wanted to reach the finals for me...'- Angel Di Maria shares Lionel Messi's heartwarming message before going into the field

Football: Angel Di Maria will play his farewell game for Argentina on Sunday. Angel Di Maria also stated that before the semifinal match Lionel Messi have speech in dressing room and said that Argentina made into finals for him.

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Angel Di Maria, Argentina's winger, announced on Thursday that he will not represent his nation once again following the Copa America in the United States in 2024. Since making his debut for Argentina in 2008, Di Maria has played in 136 matches. He has played in four World Cups and was a goal scorer in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final in which Argentina won against France.

According to India Today, Angel Di Maria said, "The Copa América will be the last time I wear the Argentina shirt, with all the pain in my soul and feeling a lump in my throat I say goodbye to the most beautiful thing that happened to me in my career, wearing it, sweating in it and feeling it with all my pride. "Thank you fans, thank you, family, thank you, friends and teammates, we continue to make history."

On Sunday, in the Copa America final, Di Maria will play his farewell game for Argentina. The 36-year-old has proven time and again that this Sunday's game will be his final one with Argentina. He has won everything there is to win. Following Argentina's 2-0 victory over Canada. Angel Di Maria also stated that before the semifinal match, Lionel Messi had a speech in the dressing room and said that Argentina made it into the finals for him.

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Di Maria made history with his nation at the Maracana in 2021 when he scored the game-winning goal to upset Brazil in the Copa America final. The seasoned forward propelled Argentina to victory in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as a part of Lionel Scaloni's team.

Meanwhile this year, Di Maria made a comeback to Benfica, the Portuguese champions he had previously represented in Europe from 2007 to 2010. The winger has also represented Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid, and PSG on the field. He has played 295 matches for the clubs and scored over 92 goals. As per reports Angel Di Maria is now linked with Inter Miami.


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