Argentina Spends Weekend Celebrating Maradona

By Daily Sports on October 31, 2021

Views: 388

Argentine football is gearing up for a weekend of celebrations to mark the birthday of late football star Diego Maradona, with matches across the country being paused and clubs and fans dressing to remember the controversial superstar.

The former Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona player died on 20 November last year from a heart attack. His death was widely mourned in Argentina, which he led to triumph in the 1986 World Cup.

"Today, 61 years since his birth, his memory is more present than ever," the Argentine Football Association wrote. "Because Diego is eternal."

The AFA has told all professional clubs that players are to take the field wearing T-shirts with Maradona's picture on the front and team captains are to wear a blue and white armband – Argentina’s national colours – with his silhouette on it.

All matches – including amateur and children's matches – have been told to pause after 10 minutes for a minute’s applause.

The association hopes 1 000 games will be affected across the South American nation and asked fans to take pictures and upload them using the hashtag #1000PartidosPorEl10, or "1000 Matches for the 10".

"Diego is in the hearts of all Argentines," it said. "Don't miss out."

The first tributes took place in Friday night’s league matches with billboards outside stadiums showing pictures of the star.

A drone carrying a replica of Maradona's No 10 Argentina shirt flew over the stadium where Racing lost at home to Defensa y Justicia.

Songs recorded in tribute to Maradona were played as fans cheered and sang along. (Reuters)

•PHOTO: Diego Maradona

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 31, 2021


 

You may also like...
Dembele Set To Sign New Barcelona Deal

Osimhen Shines As Napoli Run Riot With Goals...

Everton Earn First Anfield Win Since 1999

Showdown At Stamford Bridge As Chelsea Host Man...

Messi backs Atletico Madid to win UEFA Champions...

Two killed near Olympic site

 

Latest News 2022 WAFCON: Super Falcons Will Miss Oshoala –Dosu Agbonlahor: Why Tuchel Won’t Want To Sign Ronaldo Oshoala, Three Super Falcons Stars Nominated For 2022 CAF Women’s POTY Award Oshoala Ruled Out Of 2022 WAFCON Brume, Amusan lead Nigeria’s 22-man list to World Athletics Championships LOC to unveil Asaba 2022 National Sports Festival mascot, logo today Super Falcons will make us proud again- Sports director The Undertaker excited by Adesanya’s UFC 276 ‘deadman’ entrance South Africa Coach, Ellis: How We Clipped Super Falcons Wings Morocco 2022 AWCON Football Summit: Super Falcons Go For Kill Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC 276 middleweight title, targets Pereira U.S. schools saved Nigeria N26m at national trials, says AFN Performance Director

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,934 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (41,119 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,542 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,520 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,258 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (39,091 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,814 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,199 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,577 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,493 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,853 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,314 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (426) Basketball (302) Boxing (727) Columnists (670) Euro Soccer Update (13618) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (122) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8115) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (933)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media