Sports Brazilians mourn death of Argentinian archrival Maradona

11:05  27 november  2020
11:05  27 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Argentina legend Maradona dies at 60 after suffering heart attack

  Argentina legend Maradona dies at 60 after suffering heart attack Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona died Wednesday, the Argentine Football Association confirmed. He was 60 years old. Maradona died after suffering a heart attack at his home near Buenos Aires, the former player's lawyer told Reuters. He was hospitalized earlier this month, and Maradona underwent emergency brain surgery to repair a subdural hematoma following the detection of a blood clot on the surface of his brain. He remained in Buenos Aires under the watch of his psychologist Diego Diaz and was treated for alcohol dependency.

Argentinian football hero Diego Maradona has died after suffering a heart attack at his home in Tigre. At the time of his death , Maradona was head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata having taken charge of the Argentinian Primera Division club in September last year.

Thousands gather across Buenos Aires and Naples after football icon dies aged 60.

SAO PAULO — Brazil and Argentina are long rivals for soccer supremacy in South America, and Brazilians naturally think of their own Pelé as the best footballer in history. But they are putting aside the argument to mourn the death of Argentine superstar Diego Maradona.

  Brazilians mourn death of Argentinian archrival Maradona © Provided by The Canadian Press

Ex-presidents, author Paulo Coelho and former competitors were among Brazilians paying tribute to Maradona for his influence on the game and charisma off the field. Brazilian newspapers that only put sports in their top headline when the national team wins a World Cup had Maradona's death in that position Thursday.

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The death of Diego Maradona brought Argentina to an almost complete standstill on Thursday as the nation turned its gaze to the Casa Rosada presidential palace where Argentina ’s president, Alberto Fernández, cleared his schedule after declaring three days of national mourning on Wednesday, and

A mural of Maradona was even painted on a wall in the Vila Cruzeiro favela in Rio de Janeiro, an honour that proud and soccer-crazy Brazilians rarely, if ever, give to foreigners.

“He was an example of persistence and perseverance because he grew in life as a human being,” said graffiti artist Angelo Campos, who painted an energic Maradona in a blue shirt under an inscription with his nickname, “El Pibe de Oro” (the Golden Kid). “He finished his life as a human being because he fought to overcome his problems.”

Maradona suffered from drug and alcohol addiction, which for many years led Brazilian fans to make chants to mock the Argentinian hero and his hardcore fans. But not now.

The Neo Quimica Arena in Sao Paulo displayed a triumphant Maradona image on a giant screen by its main entrance. That is the same stadium where most Brazilian fans cheered against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup semifinal against Holland. Argentina won on penalties but went on to lose the final to Germany 1-0.

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BUENOS AIRES - Heartbroken fans of Diego Maradona gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires to mourn the Argentine soccer legend's death on Next to Maradona 's former club, Boca Juniors, in the gritty Buenos Aires neighborhood of Boca, they laid bouquets of flowers. "I came because I felt him.

Fans in Argentina and Naples mourn death of Diego Maradona – video. The mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, proclaimed a day of mourning for the death of Diego Armando Maradona , while the lights of the San Paolo stadium in Naples will stay on all night to pay respect to the Argentinian

All top-tier Brazilian clubs paid tributes, including Santos, where Pelé played nearly all of his career.

Brazilians' respect for Maradona also shows up in a curious statistic — the Spanish name Diego was one of the most picked names for boys in this Portuguese-speaking nation in 1990, the year that Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 at the World Cup. More than 180,000 Brazilian children were named after Maradona that year.

The 1990 win was Maradona's only victory over Brazil in six matches. He lost three times to Argentina's archrival, with the most bitter coming in the 1982 World Cup. The young Maradona, who was already seen by many as one of the best players in the world, was sent off in the last minutes of the match after a foul and the Argentine later confessed he also had wanted to punch Brazilian player Paulo Roberto Falcão because of the rivalry.

Falcão said Thursday that he didn't remember Maradona saying that.

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Argentina will have three days of national mourning after the news of Diego Maradona 's death . As reported by Reuters, the country's president, Alberto "I thought at first the news of his death was fake news but obviously it's what happened. It's terrible and a tragic surprise because measures had been

Heartbroken fans of Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires to mourn on Wednesday, following the news of his death . President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after Maradona , 60, died at home of a heart attack after battling a series

“With the ball, he was a God. Without the ball, he was human,” Falcão said in his social media.

Maradona was a frequent visitor to Brazil's Carnival festivities, made ads for local companies, and played a charity match in Rio de Janeiro organized by another soccer great, Zico.

In 1998, a year after his retirement, Maradona showed up at Rio's Carnival parade, which he called the most beautiful show in the world.

“I would like to feel Brazilian,” Maradona said then.

Brazilian player Careca played with Maradona at Napoli in the Italian league and was one of his closest friends.

“In the beginning of his career he was a bit bitter against Brazil, but I think over time he was softened by me and others he got to know,” Careca told a local radio. “He then saw Brazilians loved him after the 1986 World Cup. Brazilians love dribbling players, no matter where they come from.”

Also despite the national rivalry, Maradona often expressed reverence for the play of Roberto Rivelino, a player on the Brazil team that won the 1970 World Cup who was known for his short dribbles and powerful shots.

Rivelino lamented Maradona's death in a social media post that included a picture of the Argentina holding a Brazil jersey that he had autographed.

“We lost one of the best players in the world,” Rivelino wrote. “And a special person in my life."

Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press

Death of Diego Maradona: his doctor under investigation for manslaughter .
© KCS Death of Diego Maradona: his doctor under investigation for manslaughter The circumstances of Diego Maradona's death are now a legal enigma. The daughters of Argentine legend accuse his doctor, Leopoldo Luque, of negligence. The latter firmly denies these allegations. The world of football has not finished mourning. Since the death of Diego Maradona , on November 25, at the age of 60, tributes have poured in from all over the world.

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