Angel Di Maria Reveals Death Of Grandmother Inspired Him To Play In Argentina's Win

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Angel Di Maria Reveals Death Of Grandmother Inspired Him To Play In Argentina’s Win

An emotional Angel di Maria paid tribute to his grandmother after leading Argentina to a win over Chile at the Copa America Centenario.

The Paris Saint-Germain star opened the scoring and set up the second as his side claimed a 2-1 victory over defending champions in Santa Clara, California on Monday.

Di Maria celebrated his goal with a T-shirt that had a message to his grandmother, who died just hours before the game.

“I wanted to play. It was a pride to my grandmother that I was in the national team,” he said, reduced to tears. “I knew I was going to have a chance to make a goal and I send a big hello to my family.”

Di Maria struck in the 51st minute before setting up Ever Banega for the second in the Group D win.

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