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Di Maria: I tore up Real Madrid's letter asking me not to play 2014 World Cup final
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Di Maria: I tore up Real Madrid's letter asking me not to play 2014 World Cup final

Paris Saint Germain forward Angel Di Maria has revealed that he tore a letter from Real Madrid after they requested that he sits out of the 2014 World Cup Final.

Di Maria in an interview revealed that he had torn a muscle in their quarterfinal win over Belgium and stood a slight chance of featuring in the final game but he couldn't hear any of it.

Speaking to Telefe, Di Maria said: "The only three who know the truth are Doctor Daniel Martinez, Alejandro Sabella (Coach) and me. 

"I had a tear in the game against Belgium, I was about 90%. The leg wasn't totally right but I wanted to play and I didn't care at all if I never played football again.  

"It was one of the things I was told could happen but for me, it was a World Cup final, my final."

Di Maria's injury had been leaked to his club Madrid and the club sent him a letter requesting him to sit out of the game after the player gave a man of the match performance in their Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon.

But Di Maria who was going to have none of it said: "I knew they wanted to sell me.  And so the letter arrived. Daniel told me it was from Real Madrid but I didn't even want to look at it and I tore it up."

Di Maria didn't make the final squad with Sabella preferring Enzo Perez in his position with Argentina falling to Germany by a solitary goal in the game. 

 

 

 

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