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Copa America final to be Di Maria’s last dance for Argentina

Following Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Canada in the Copa America semi-final, Angel Di Maria spoke about the upcoming final which would mark his last game for the national team. Di Maria, a key figure in Argentina’s success in recent years, shared his thoughts on the significance of the moment.

“I’m not ready for my last game in the national team, but it’s time. Whatever happens in the final, I think I can leave through the front door. I gave everything” Di Maria stated. “I always gave my life for this shirt. There were times when I didn’t get to, but lately I have. I am grateful to everyone who supported me.”

Di Maria also revealed the emotional speech given by Leo Messi before the semi-final match. “Today, before stepping onto the field, Leo gave a speech where he said that they wanted to reach the final for me, and that filled me with pride. This group gave me everything.”

The upcoming final will be Di María’s 145th international cap, adding to an illustrious career where he has scored 31 goals for Argentina. His achievements with the national team include winning the World Cup in 2022, the Copa America in 2021, and an Olympic gold medal in 2008.

As Argentina prepares for the final, the team is motivated not only by the desire to win another title but also to honor Di María’s contributions to the national team. The final promises to be a memorable occasion, celebrating both Argentina’s football prowess and the remarkable careers of its legendary players.