Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel di Maria has been cut from Argentina’s squad for friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco because of a quadriceps injury, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced. Also Read - Ronald Koeman Drops Clear Hint That Lionel Messi Will Leave Barcelona This Transfer Season
The 31-year-old had been called up to represent his country for the first time since the Albiceleste’s 4-3 defeat to France in the last 16 of last year’s World Cup in Russia, reports Efe news. Also Read - Conor McGregor Beats Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to Become Forbes' Highest-Paid Athlete For First Time
The AFA did not immediately name a replacement for the former Real Madrid and Manchester United player. Also Read - Ronald Koeman Reacts as Barcelona's La Liga Title Hopes Fade After Draw vs Levante
Argentina will meet Venezuela in Madrid on Friday and Morocco in Tangier next week. The matches mark a return to international football for Lionel Messi, who has also been absent from Argentina’s squad since the World Cup.