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Argentina: Pres Fernandez pays respects as Maradona's body lies in state in Buenos Aires03:50

Argentina: Pres Fernandez pays respects as Maradona's body lies in state in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires
November 26, 2020 at 16:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez paid his respects to football legend Diego Maradona at Buenos Aires's Casa Rosada on Thursday, as thousands of mourners gathered to say good-bye.

Fernandez and First Lady of Argentina, Fabiola Yanez, could be seen paying their respects, as Maradona's coffin was decorated with the Argentine flag, football shirts and flowers.

The Argentine government has decreed three days of national mourning after the announcement of the death of the legendary footballer. 'D10s' as he was often known, became football's biggest superstar in the 1980's by leading Argentina to a World Cup victory in 1986 and carrying Napoli to their only ever Italian titles in the 1986-87 and 1989-90 seasons.

Maradona passed away aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was hospitalised two weeks ago, to remove a blood clot from his brain, and released eight days later following a successful operation.

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Argentine President Alberto Fernandez paid his respects to football legend Diego Maradona at Buenos Aires's Casa Rosada on Thursday, as thousands of mourners gathered to say good-bye.

Fernandez and First Lady of Argentina, Fabiola Yanez, could be seen paying their respects, as Maradona's coffin was decorated with the Argentine flag, football shirts and flowers.

The Argentine government has decreed three days of national mourning after the announcement of the death of the legendary footballer. 'D10s' as he was often known, became football's biggest superstar in the 1980's by leading Argentina to a World Cup victory in 1986 and carrying Napoli to their only ever Italian titles in the 1986-87 and 1989-90 seasons.

Maradona passed away aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was hospitalised two weeks ago, to remove a blood clot from his brain, and released eight days later following a successful operation.

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