Angel di Maria, a pivotal figure in Argentina’s footballing landscape over the last decade, etched his name in history by scoring in the Copa América 2021 final.
He followed that up with a goal in the World Cup final, a contribution that secured Argentina’s first World Cup triumph since 1986.
The next major tournament on the horizon for the reigning world champions is the Copa America in 2024. According to reports from ESPN in Argentina, this event will mark the 36-year-old’s final appearance in the national team jersey.
Since his debut in a 2008 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay, Di Maria has earned 132 caps and scored 29 goals for his country.
Cesar Luis Menotti, the manager who steered Argentina to their maiden World Cup victory in 1978, asserts that Di Maria is an underrated talent who deserves to be held in the same esteem as Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.