Argentina's midfielder Angel Di Maria lies on the ground during a quarter-final football match between Argentina and Belgium at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA)
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If a scan Sunday confirms Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria is out of the World Cup it would be a significant blow to the South Americans' hopes of winning the tournament for the third time.Nicknamed "Fideo" (Noodle) due to his slight frame, Di Maria is Argentina's most creative player after captain Lionel Messi.Should he be ruled out, Sabella will have to rely on Di Maria's replacement in the starting lineup to help unlock a well-drilled Dutch defense in Sao Paulo Wednesday.He will also be hoping forward Sergio Aguero, who has missed Argentina's last two matches through injury, is fit enough to make an appearance.One obvious bright spot for Sabella is the return to goal-scoring form of striker Gonzalo Higuain, whose superb strike against Belgium put Argentina through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990 .
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