Muscular injury rules Di María out of Argentina friendlies
The Paris Saint-Germain winger was forced to abandon the Argentina squad at Valdebebas and will play no role in the forthcoming games against Venezuela and Morocco.
The Argentina FA confirmed that Ángel Di María has been forced to abandon the squad at their Valdebebas (Madrid) base as Lionel Scaloni's men prepare ahead of friendly games against Venezuela in Madrid and Morocco in Tangiers.
#SelecciónMayor El futbolista Ángel Di María sufrió hoy una lesión muscular del recto anterior izquierdo, que le impedirá jugar los próximos partidos amistosos de la Selección @Argentina. Quedará desafectado de la convocatoria. pic.twitter.com/Yj7xn6mV76— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) 20 March 2019
The news is a setback for the "Albiceleste" coach who was anxious to play Di Maria alongside the returning Leo Messi as thought turn to the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.
At present it hasn't been indicated how much time the thigh muscle injury will rule the PSG out for as media in Argentina see his absence as an opportunity for Atlanta United's Pity Martinez to start in Friday's game against Venezuela at the Wanda Metropolitano.