The news comes on an already bad day for the former Manchester United striker after being handed a four-game internal suspension in France after being convicted of spitting at Alvaro during a hot-tempered clash between Marseille and PSG in early September.

Di Maria was not called out

In anticipation of the upcoming international break, Angel Di Maria has been left furious at Lionel Scaloni’s Argentine team’s absence. The news comes on an already bad day for the former Manchester United striker after being handed a four-game internal suspension in France. After being convicted of spitting at Alvaro during a hot-tempered clash between Marseille and PSG in early September. “I can’t find an explanation and I have no words, many say that this is because I am 32 years old, but I continue to run in the same way. I show that in every match,” Di Maria said in an interview. “If I break my eye at PSG, they try to give me every opportunity to play for the national team. So it’s hard to understand that in a moment of good health, I was not called out.”

“If I am not called, it is because they do not want me. But I will continue to fight for my place”. The age suggestion is a factor that Di Maria doesn’t buy, especially as Lionel Messi keeps to be selected. “At 32, am I old? If that is the starting point for finding replacements, we must do it for everyone, for Messi, Otamendi, and others who play high. They would also have to go,” he added. “In every game, I show that I can be on the level of Mbappe and Neymar”. The incident involving Alvaro and Marseille remains a sore subject in Paris, especially as the investigation into the alleged racist abuses reported by the Spanish defender continues. “What I did, I did as a reaction,” he confirmed. “There were words from another player, on the other hand, that I didn’t like.”