Despite his outstanding club form over the past year Ángel Di María’s international career appeared over, a casualty of the team’s failures and coach Lionel Scaloni’s desire to bring through a new generation. Yet late on Thursday night, Argentina named the latest squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers and El Fideo was back.
A perfect start to qualification in October, Argentina continue the long journey towards Qatar 2022 with matches against Paraguay on November 12th at La Bombonera and Peru five days later in Lima.
The return of Di María has been much talked about in recent weeks but was still the main talking point from Scaloni’s latest announcement.
The Paris Saint-Germain winger has not been part of the Argentina squad since the 2019 Copa América but with 14 assists and 8 goals in Ligue 1 last term and a role in helping the French champions to the Champions League final, Scaloni has given another opportunity.