By Simdi Gloria:-
Argentina soccer legend, Diego Maradona has succumbed to heart failure and died at the age of 60.
The death was caused by acute secondary lung edema to exacerbated chronic heart failure.
The Argentine Football Association confirmed Maradona’s death on Wednesday and posted a short message on its social media platforms.
“The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts,” it tweeted.
Maradona was one of the greatest players and became a household name after inspiring his country to win the World Cup in 1986.
He had described an iconic goal he scored against England in a tournament as the hand of God.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning for the passing of the superstar and posted a tribute to Maradona on Twitter.
“You took us to the top of the world. You made us feel incredibly happy. You were the greatest of all. Thank you for having existed,” it read.
According to a statement published by the country’s official news agency, Telam, he will lie in honor of public viewing at Argentina’s presidential palace, Casa Rosada.
Fans took to the streets across Argentina and in Naples on Wednesday to pay tribute to their hero.
Aleksander Čeferin, UEFA president said a minute’s silence would be observed ahead of all European matches this week in honor of Maradona.
He will go down in history as someone who set football alight and thrilled fans young and old with his brilliance and skill,” Čeferin said in a statement.
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