Angel Di Maria demands Messi, Aguero, Otamendi be dropped from national team

Angel Di Maria demands Messi, Aguero, Otamendi be dropped from national team

- Angel Di Maria has slammed Argentine coach, Scaloni for omitting him from his squad

- The 32-year-old also admitted that it came as a big surprise to him despite his form for PSG

- The former Real Madrid and Man United star added Messi, Aguero and Otamendi should follow suit

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Angel Di Maria has been dropped from the Argentine squad that will play World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia during the international window.

And the Paris Saint-Germain star lashed out at the national team coach, Lionel Scaloni despite his involvement in last season's Champions League campaign.

The 32-year-old had admitted that he was surprised by his exclusion and claimed if he was judged by his age, then the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi should also be dropped.

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Angel Di Maria demands Messi, Aguero, Otamendi be dropped from national team

Angel Di Maria demands Messi, Aguero, Otamendi be dropped from national team. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Di Maria told Clos Continental:

“I can’t find an explanation, I have no words. For me, Argentina is the best.
“At my club it’s to try to have a chance with the national team and compete. It’s difficult to understand that being in good form, I’m not called up.
“If I’m not called, it’s because they don’t want me, but I will keep fighting to be in the team.
“I’m old at 32? If we start to think about replacements, we should do it with everyone.
“For that, Messi, Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi shouldn’t go and others who are in great form.
“Many say that I’m old but I still run the same way and I can be at the same level as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
“It’s true I’ve been involved for 12 years but it’s my dream and I want to be included.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nasser Al-Khelaifi is facing a lengthy prison sentence if the Paris Saint-Germain president is found guilty of his World Cup TV rights bribery trial.

He has been alleged to have offered former FIFA secretary general, Jerome Valcke the use of his house in Italy to lobby for TV right for the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

A Swiss Federal Criminal Court was told that beIN Media Group was awarded the rights in the Middle East and Africa, without going through due process.

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