Buenos Aires 26 Nov : Argentina pays tribute to Diego Maradona, a football legend who died in a heart attack at the age of 60. “Today marks one-year since your departure.
Your indelible memories will always be a part of the hearts of Argentines.Diego, we miss you,” the Argentine Football Association tweeted on Thursday evening.
Boca Juniors, where Maradona played from 1981/82 to 1995/97, released a video that highlighted the idol and the words, “You never abandoned us, you are in every fan’s heart.”
Lionel Messi, the current Argentina national team captain, published a photo of himself wearing an Albiceleste shirt and a Maradona image on his chest.Xinhua reports that the Instagram post was accompanied with the words “Eternal Diego” In an interview with Marca, a Spanish newspaper, Messi later stated that it felt like yesterday and that he has a strange feeling.
“It’s amazing that a year has passed, and it also seems fate that Argentina are champions (of Copa America) just when he isn’t here after so many years (without winning a trophy).
Maradona died less than a month after he had surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain in Buenos Aires.For alleged negligence in Maradona’s care and treatment, several health professionals have been charged with criminal offenses.
Dalma, the former star’s oldest daughter, celebrated the one-year anniversary by telling her 1.7million Instagram followers that justice is all she asks for.
She said, “The world has been more terrible for a year since you aren’t here.”
The family of the 1986 World Cup winner gathered at a Garin church, near Buenos Aires for a memorial mass on Thursday morning.
“We don’t come to celebrate death, but we come to celebrate life,” Father Adrian Guedes stated during the ceremony.
Diego Fernando, Maradona’s youngest son, visited the grave of his father at a cemetery in Jardin de Bella Vista, northern Buenos Aires, with his mother, Veronica Ojeda.
Ojeda stated to reporters that they came so that Diego could visit his dad.
Argentine football fans gathered at various locations around the country to remember the former Boca Juniors and Barcelona icons, including La Bombonera stadium which was the home of his beloved Boca.
Officials confirmed that tributes were being planned for this weekend’s matches at the Primera Division, the country’s top football league.
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