Argentina hopeful of Angel Di Maria recovering

Last updated 09:21 13/07/2014
Angel Di Maria
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INJURY DOUBT: Argentina winger Angel Di Maria celebrates his goal in the 1-0 quarterfinal win over Belgium.

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Argentina winger Angel Di Maria may still have a role to play in tomorrow's World Cup final against Germany despite a thigh injury just days ago.

The speedy Real Madrid star, who links well with Lionel Messi in attack, has been training lightly since Friday after being out of action since the quarterfinal win over Belgium.

''Today is essential, we'll have to see how he's evolved, how he's improved,'' coach Argentina Alejandro Sabella said today when asked to rate his chances of playing.

''After today's practice, I will have a better idea,'' he told reporters before Argentina's training session at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro where they face the Germans tomorrow.

Most pundits think, however, that the best Di Maria can hope for is a place on the substitutes' bench with a late appearance if needed.

At least forward Sergio Aguero's full recovery from a muscle strain has given Argentina a boost in their bid to win a third World Cup, and on the home soil of their greatest rivals Brazil.

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