Angel Di Maria played the last match of the World Championship qualifiers against Brazil. Two days after Albiceleste’s victory at the Maracana, the Benfica player left an emotional message on social media and confirmed his intention to leave the team after the Copa America.
“The last match in the playoffs has come to me. I cannot express in words how much people’s applause has filled my soul lately, and I am enjoying every second of this affection and the affection of my teammates. Without them this story would not have the same meaning. The affection from each and every one of them has made me what I am.” I am who I am today. Unfortunately, I cannot let the events that happened on the field go unnoticed, no one deserves this ill treatment, nor the attacks, families and frightened children where the only thing that should have happened was to watch a match of football folklore and enjoy With it… Let’s hope that this kind of situation will not happen again. We, as players, will always defend our fans, without a doubt. Copa America will be the last time I wear the Argentine shirt. With all the pain in my soul and with a lump in my throat, I say goodbye to the most beautiful thing It’s happened to me in my career, wearing it, sweating it. And I feel it – with all my pride. Thanks to the fans, family, friends and teammates, we will continue to make history and this will last forever. Come on, Argentina!”, he wrote on social media.
Remember, the next matches in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup are scheduled for next September. Before that, Argentina will compete in the Copa America, a competition that takes place between June 20 and July 14.
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