Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria has huge expectations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup scheduled to be held in Russia this year. He also played his team player and captain Lionel Messi and stated him as “The greatest player ever“. In addition to this, he also praised football stadiums of Russia and the facilities by Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Di Maria said he had no doubts about the tournament’s significance to the region.
Angel Di Maria: I Hope We Can Repeat The Success Of 1995 World Cup
While speaking to www.sc.qa, he said “It will be a very important World Cup. The stadiums are very impressive and I know the tournament will be a big boost for the Arab world. I have been to Doha a few times, and every time, I have been received very well, both on a personal level and with the team.”
Check Argentina 2018 FIFA World Cup schedule. He has played 92 international games for Argentina and also featured in World Cup games. The World Cup of 2022 will be played in Qatar. Di Maria also had few words about the Qatar World Cup. He said
“I have played in World Cups in countries which are very big and having to take long journeys is difficult and complicated for the team. It is very important to have a compact World Cup, as it will be a lot more comfortable for the players.”
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Argentina won the FIFA World Youth Championship which was held in Qatar in Qatar 1995. About that victory he stated “I hope we can repeat the success of 1995,” said Di Maria. “We have the World Cup coming up this year, which we can aim to win, and if we win in Russia, hopefully, we can win in Qatar as well.”
Angel Di Maria had some words about his team and team-mate, Lionel Messi. He further said “Argentina is always one of the favorites, first of all, because we have Lionel Messi. There are other teams playing at a high level, like Spain and France, but Argentina is among the best. We have to keep working hard to remain at the top level. World Cup tournaments are always different to the qualifying rounds. If you don’t win, you go home, and that makes the games very special.”
So let’s see how Argentina perform in the World’s biggest Sporting event in Russia. What are your thoughts about Argentina?