Crowds Gather to Mourn Loss of Argentina's World Cup Hero (+Video)
- November, 26, 2020 - 13:40
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A large crowd of supporters gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday to pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona who passed away aged 60.
Following news of his death, crowds gathered in Argentina to pay tribute to the man who captained his side to World Cup glory in Mexico in 1986.
Fans were seen waving flags and chanting Maradona's name, while archive footage of the football icon was being projected on a building nearby.
The Argentine government declared three days of national mourning after the announcement of the death of the Argentinean star.
Thousands of football fans also gathered in cities across the world to mourn the loss of footballing great Diego Maradona.
In the capital of Buenos Aires, crowds sang in honor of their hero, and flowers were placed outside the stadium of Boca Juniors, the team where he made his name, before moving to European giants Barcelona for a world record fee of £5m.
Meanwhile supporters of Napoli gathered outside the Stadio San Paolo in Naples to honor the man who led them to two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990.
Three-time World Cup winner Pele, who was often seen as Maradona's closest competitor to the greatest footballer of all time, paid tribute to the star.
Maradona had been in hospital in Buenos Aires after surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain earlier this month.