Argentina pay tribute to Maradona in Qatar




Former Argentine mates of Diego Maradona on Friday gathered at the 2022 World Cup venue in Qatar to pay tribute to the icon on the second anniversary of his death.

They reminisced about brighter days as Argentina recover from their stinging upset by Saudi Arabia.

Maradona considered as one of the greatest players in history, died at 60 on November 25, 2020, after battling drug and alcohol abuse for years.

Despite his passing, Maradona remains very much present in the minds of Argentina fans. Scores still wear his jersey, sing about his “Hand of God” goal against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup and furiously debate whether comparisons to Lionel Messi are even appropriate.

At the CONMEBOL Tree of Dreams in central Doha, an area celebrating South American soccer, FIFA president Gianni Infantino greeted former team mates of Maradona, who took turns describing his greatness on and off the pitch.

Earlier on same day, Iran beat the odds to defeat Wales in the ongoing global soccer competition.

With the result, Wales’ first World Cup for 64 years looks set to end at the first hurdle after a heartbreaking loss.

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