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Argentine Football Team Marks Maradona's First Death Anniversary

INTERNATIONAL: Argentina's footbal team is marking the first death anniversary of the former Boca Juniors, Napoli, and Barcelona player Diego Maradona. The soccer star died on 20 November last year from a heart attack. His death was widely mourned in Argentina, which he led to triumph in the 1986 World Cup.

The team is gearing up for a weekend of celebrations to mark the birthday of the late soccer star. Matches across the country being paused and clubs and fans dressing to remember the controversial superstar. Players are to take the field wearing T-shirts with Maradona's picture on the front and team captains are to wear a blue and white armband, Argentina's national colours , with Maradona’s silhouette on it.

On Saturday, Maradona's former teammates played a match in his honor at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, where the soccer star made his debut at the Argentinos Juniors club in 1976.

PHOTO: SOCCER FANS GATHERED OUTSIDE DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA STADIUM / MARADONA'S FORMER TEAMMATES DURING A TRIBUTE MATCH TO THE SOCCER STAR / SOUNDBITES FROM MARADONA FANS 


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