- The time for Angel Di Maria to retire from international football is at hand.
- The 2024 Copa America will be held between June 20 and July 14 in the United States.
- Di María, has also played for Paris Saint German, Manchester United and Real Madrid
Argentina winger Angel Di Maria said on Tuesday that the 2024 Copa America will be his last tournament with the Albiceleste ending a 16-year run with the national team.
“I will leave the Argentina national team after the Copa America. It’s over for me, it will be the last tournament,” the World Cup winner told Argentina radio ‘
The 35-year-old Di Maria is in his second stint with Benfica after having left Juventus this past summer.
The native of Rosario has been capped 134 times by the Albiceleste, making him the fourth most-capped player in Argentina history.
Di Maria Reign In Argentina
Di María helped propel Argentina to a World Cup title in 2022 with two goals in the final, and has been with the senior national team since 2008.
Not only did Di María win last year’s World Cup with Argentina, but he also scored the game-winning goal for the club in the 2008 Olympic gold-medal game.
Di María has represented his country in four FIFA World Cups and four Copa América tournaments, alongside international superstar Lionel Messi .
Messi and Di María were also teammates for a single season at PSG.
Di Maria Message To Messi
”I hugged Messi at PSG and told him: the only thing I’m grateful for is to have been able to play with you in a club, to be able to see you every day.” said Di María.
Messi Confirmed that he will play for Argentina in next year’s Copa America which will mark the last time that the pair will play alongside each other for the national team.
Titles won by The Argentina Star
Di María, who also played for PSG ,Manchester United and Real Madrid has scored 29 goals for Argentina.
In addition to the World Cup and Copa America titles, he won the gold medal in Beijing 2008 with Argentina and the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2007.