By Victor Kanayo
Argentine international Angel Di Maria has declared his readiness to retire from playing football for his country after the 2024 Copa America.
Di Maria who revealed this via his Instagram account said, “The Copa America will be the last time I wear the Argentine shirt, with all the pain of the soul and feeling a lump in my throat I say goodbye to the most beautiful thing that happened to me in my career, dress it, sweat it and FEEL it with all my pride.”
International Career Records
Currently 35 years old, Di Maria made his international debut back in 2008.
Since then, he went on to win the World Cup, the Copa America and Olympic gold with La Albiceleste.
Already, he has bagged over 100 caps for the national team.
Di Maria will be hoping to sign off on a high by helping Argentina to more Copa America glory following their success in 2021.
The forward has played a key role in Argentina’s success throughout his career and has proved to be the man for the big occasion.
Di Maria scored in the Olympic final in 2008, the Copa America final in 2021 and the World Cup final in 2022.
Di Maria will spend the rest of the season with Benfica after returning to the Portuguese side for the second time in his career in the summer.