Soccer will commemorate Diego at the World Cup in Qatar

Diego Maradona, scorer of the best goal in World Cup history and one of the greatest soccer legends, will be honored next Friday in Qatar for the second anniversary of his death, that fate coincided with the 22nd. edition of the FIFA competition.

Without a doubt, Diego would be here, in Doha, if he had not existed on that day of Wednesday, November 25, 2020, when he was found lifeless at 11:30 a.m. in a house in the town of Tigre.where he was undergoing treatment for addictions while caring for people around him, far from his family.

Although it is here, in Doha, recovered in the memory of the fans, the football leaders and the different personalities from the environment who came to the Qatari capital.

The World Cup was always a moment of splendor for Maradona (1960-2020). The greatest joys of his sports career, the feats that made him a myth and also his deepest sadness in football are contained in different chapters of the tournament.

Diego made his debut as a World Cup player in Spain ’82, shone with his coronation in Mexico ’86, made Argentines proud in Italy ’90, paid an unfair price in the United States ’94 and since then has been associated in different ways with the World Cups, a of them as coach of the Argentine National Team in South Africa 2010.

The historic 10, present in Doha

In Qatar it is a constant memory for Argentine fans and also for foreignersmostly from South Asia, who feel the “albiceleste” shirt as their own due to the magic of his left foot and the admiration for Lionel Messi.

Maradona was the dominant image on the flags placed last Tuesday on the walls of the Lusail Stadium, where Argentina debuted against Saudi Arabia, and also the articulator of the songbook.

This Friday his devotees will gather in Doha to remember him in a day that will also have an institutional ceremony by Conmebol.

The governing body of South American football will organize the meeting “Under the star of 10”in which there will be a tour of his greatest achievements in football.

Different world champions were invited by Argentina: Ubaldo Fillol, Alberto Tarantini, Ricardo Villa, Daniel Bertoni, Omar Larrosa and Mario Kempes (1978); Nery Pumpido, Oscar Ruggeri, Jorge Burruchaga, Claudio Borghi, Ricardo Giusti, Sergio Batista, Jorge Valdano, Carlos Tapia and H├ęctor Enrique (1986).

A space dedicated only to the world star

During the course of the 2022 World Cup, the Maradona Fan Fest was also inaugurated, an experience for fans of the idol and the Argentine National Team to relive their career.

The dedicated space, which it will work until the day of the finalon Sunday, December 18, is located in the private hangar of Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Doha International Airport.

With the novel presence of the Tango D10S plane, plotted with the image of Diego, the museum is decorated with an unprecedented collection of original shirts used by the former captain of the Argentine National Team.

They can be appreciated from a garment from his time as a member of the “Cebollitas” to the training diver he used as DT of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, his last experience in soccer.

The shirts on display belong to two Neapolitan fans, Pierluigi Salemme and Antonio Luisewho donated more than 450 items from the star.

The collection, however, is not exclusively Neapolitan, since among the jewels of the Argentine National Team there is one from the 1979 Japan Youth World Cup with the number painted on the back and the blue shirt that Diego wore in the match against Yugoslavia in Italy 1990.

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