It’s a sad day for football history! The passing of Argentinean footballer Diego Maradonna has hit fans hard.
Three days of national mourning have started in Argentina after Maradona passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60.
Maradona played for clubs including Barcelona and Napoli, was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous “Hand of God” goal against England in the quarter-finals. Former Tottenham midfielder Ardiles, who played alongside Maradona at the 1982 World Cup, said he was ‘a god’ in Argentina, in Naples and all around the world.
He further said that “Today’s football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not even dream of being admired as much as Diego Maradona was.”
“He will be remembered as a genius in football, you can see the extraordinary amount of interest that he generates,” he added.