The AFA building will be named after Diego Maradona

The historic building of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), located in Viamonte 1366, in downtown Buenos Aires, was named this Thursday as Diego Armando Maradona, on the first anniversary of his death from heart failure.

“From now on, the mythical AFA social building on Viamonte Street will be called Diego Armando Maradona, a just tribute to the one who gave us so much,” wrote Andrés Urich, legal advisor to the AFA, on his Twitter account.

The Official Gazette of the AFA confirmed the decision taken in “tribute, reminder and a show of affection” to the star that led the National Team to add its second World Cup star in Mexico ’86.

“A commemorative plaque will be placed in his name,” the document explained.

Maradona already has the La Plata stadium, the Argentinos Juniors stadium and the Napoli stadium in Italy with his name.

The AFA also released a video today on the anniversary of Maradona’s death, in which they reviewed various passages from his life.

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