Tribute to Football Star Diego Maradona

‘Diego Maradona was a maestro of football’: PM Modi pays tributes to the legend

Tribute to Football Star Diego Maradona form India PM Narendra Modi, Ronaldo and Messi

Upon hearing the news, thousands of Neapolitans poured out into the city’s streets to honour Diego Maradona and light candles in his memory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. Maradona won three titles with the Barcelona club, becoming a world soccer figure. But the iconic player won a place as one of the all-time greats when he led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title in Mexico, where he scored one of the most storied goals in soccer history the “Hand of God” goal that helped defeat England in a quarterfinal match.

PM Modi took to Twitter on Thursday and wrote,”Diego Maradona was a maestro of football, who enjoyed global popularity. Throughout his career, he gave us some of the best sporting moments on the football field. His untimely demise has saddened us all. May his soul rest in peace.”

Upon hearing the news, thousands of Neapolitans poured out into the city’s streets to honour Maradona and light candles in his memory even though gatherings are banned because the city lies in a coronavirus red zone. Many of them stood below huge murals of their hero that cover entire sides of downtown buildings.

Diego Maradona: ‘Unparalleled Magician’, says Ronaldo, ‘Eternal Great’ for Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo hailed an “unparalleled magician” whom he could call “friend” while arch-rival Lionel Messi remembered an icon with an “eternal appeal” as the two modern-day geniuses joined the world in mourning Diego Maradona’s untimely death on Wednesday.

Maradona, 60, considered the greatest footballer of all time alongside Brazil’s Pele, died following a cardiac arrest, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.

“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled,” the Portugal and Juventus superstar wrote in his Twitter handle.

Also “Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten. Folded hands,” Ronaldo added.

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Maradona died two weeks after he was released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain surgery.

 

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Messi, who played under Maradona managership in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, termed his illustrious predecessor’s death as “sad for the beautiful game.”

“A very sad day for all Argentines and football. leaves us but he doesn’t leave, because Diego is eternal,” Messi wrote in an Instagram post.

And then “I take the cute moments lived with him and wanted to take an opportunity to send condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.”

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