Di María made 12 appearances during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign  and was named in Argentina's squad for the tournament finals .  In Argentina's round of 16 match against Switzerland , Di María scored the only goal of the game after 118 minutes, from a Lionel Messi assist.  During the quarter-final match against Belgium , Di María suffered a muscle tear in the thigh and was later taken off the field. It was later announced after the match that Di María would miss the rest of the tournament due to the injury.  He had previously helped to create Gonzalo Higuaín 's only goal of the match, which sent Argentina into the semi-finals. Argentina finished the tournament as runners-up to Germany .