Will Di Maria return to Argentina’s starting XI? Is Maria 100% fit? are the million dollar Question now at the world.
Angel Di Maria At the World Cup in Qatar
Angel Di Maria last played in Argentina’s first XI in the group stage. After that, Lionel Messi reached the last four after passing the last sixteen and quarter finals. Is Di Maria 100% fit? Can Di Maria play in the semi-finals from the beginning?
What kind of injury has Di Maria picked up
The question arises that it takes a long time to get 100% fit. Di Maria picked up a thigh injury against Poland. Nothing seemed serious at first. But he could not be played against Australia in the last sixteen. He was then benched for 90 minutes in the quarter-final against the Netherlands. But with a 2-2 tie at the last minute, defender Lisandro Martinez was taken off in extra time (112 minutes into the match) and Di Maria was sent off.
Have Di Maria been played as a defender
Many are curious, would Di Maria have been played as a defender if the team didn’t need it? For the same reason, the fear of many, Di Maria is 100% fit for the semi-final?
Argentine media TYC Sports say the 34-year-old winger trained with the team on Sunday. However, it is not yet certain whether he will play against Croatia from the start. In this case, Scaloni’s formation will play a big role in considering the opponent.
Formations of Scaloni
Scaloni has trained the team in three formations so far. If Di Maria is not played in the starting eleven, the Argentina coach has arranged the formation by keeping Lisandro Martinez in one and Leandro Paredes in the other. In addition, Marcos Acuña is suspended due to two yellow cards, so Taliafico is sure to play in his place.
Scaloni’s three formations
Team One (4-3-3):
Emiliano, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Di Paul, Enzo, McAllister, Messi, Alvarez and Di Maria.
Team Two (5-3-2):
Emiliano, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Lisandro, Tagliafico, Di Paul, Enzo, McAllister, Messi and Alvarez.
Team Three (4-4-2):
Emiliano, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Di Paul, Enzo, Paredes, McAllister, Messi and Alvarez.