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Peru's soccer federation mourns Maradona's death

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

15:30 | Lima, Nov. 25.

The Peruvian Soccer Federation on Wednesday afternoon lamented the irreparable loss of world star Diego Armando Maradona.

Via social media, the institution highlighted the unforgettable matches "El Diego" had played wearing the Argentinean jersey.

Likewise, the federation projected that Maradona's glorious sports moments will be remembered forever.

"Thanks for everything you gave to soccer, Diego!" it posted on Twitter.

Earlier today, Argentina-born Maradona passed away at age 60. He suffered a heart attack in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and the death was confirmed by his lawyer.

He is considered one of the most gifted soccer players in history, who saw the glory when he led his country to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico. However, he was kicked out the mega tournament's 1994 edition for doping.

During his player career, Maradona defended Argentina Juniors, CA Boca Juniors (Argentina), FC Barcelona (Spain), SSC Napoli (Italy), Sevilla FC (Spain), and Newell's Old Boys (Argentina).

As is known, he also had to fight drug use, overeating, and alcoholism during his life. However, he managed to make a comeback in 2008 as coach of his country's national team.

Later, he managed other teams.

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Publicado: 25/11/2020
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