Di María Set for Emotional Argentina Farewell at Copa America Final
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Di María Set for Emotional Argentina Farewell at Copa America Final

10/07/24 11:51

Ángel Di María, the Argentine maestro, has hinted that he will hang up his international boots after the 2024 Copa America final. Sunday's showdown will mark the end of an illustrious career with the national team for the 36-year-old.

Di María, who has achieved everything there is to win with Argentina, confirmed his decision to the media following Argentina's 2-0 triumph over Canada. With a mix of gratitude and nostalgia, he reflected on his journey and the upcoming final.

“Whatever happens on the 14th, I think I can walk out the door. I gave everything,” Di María stated, a hint of emotion in his voice.

“I always gave my life for this shirt. There were times when it did not touch me and lately it has. I am grateful to everyone who supported me,” he continued, acknowledging the unwavering support he has received throughout his career.

Reflecting on the lessons from his career, Di María paid tribute to the previous generation of players. “The previous generation taught me about sacrifice and not giving up. This one gave me everything I was missing,” he said, highlighting the blend of resilience and fulfillment that defined his journey.

“It is difficult to make it. People are used to it, but it’s not easy. I’m not ready for my last game with the national team, but it’s time,” he concluded, indicating the bittersweet nature of his impending farewell.

As the curtain falls on Di María's international career, fans will undoubtedly cherish the memories of his dazzling performances in the blue and white of Argentina. Sunday's final promises to be an emotional farewell for one of football's true greats.

Benji Kosartiyer
Journalist
Jamie Somerville

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