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Argentina star Angel Di Maria praised the specific tournament plans of Qatar to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The 29-year-old midfielder claimed that World Cup will serve as a big impact in Qatar and across the Arab world that will give the fans a chance to see more than one match a day in 2018. (Here’s your reference for Soccer Betting Tips)
“It will be a very important World Cup. The stadiums are very impressive and I know the tournament will be a big boost for the Arab world. I have been to Doha a few times, and every time, I have been received very well, both on a personal level and with the team. I have played in World Cups in countries which are very big and having to take long journeys is difficult and complicated for the team. It is very important to have a compact World Cup, as it will be a lot more comfortable for the players. Di Maria said
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2018 World Cup, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder hopes to win the trophy in Russia and in Qatar alongside with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
In addition, he believes that Argentina, who won the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship in Qatar, is one of the favorites to lift world football’s most prestigious trophy. (Sign Up now for more updated news and sports event)
“I hope we can repeat the success of 1995. We have the World Cup coming up this year, which we can aim to win, and if we win in Russia, hopefully we can win in Qatar as well. Argentina is always one of the favourites, first of all because we have Lionel Messi. There are other teams playing at a high level, like Spain and France, but Argentina is among the best. We have to keep working hard to remain at the top level. World Cup tournaments are always different to the qualifying rounds. If you don’t win, you go home, and that makes the games very special.” Di Maria added
Di Maria has already won 92 caps for Argentina and he was part of the national squad that made it all the way to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final.
Moving forward, Argentina is drawn with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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