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Jakarta Post

Indonesian fans join soccer world in mourning Maradona

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 26, 2020   /  11:02 pm
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Fans gather to mourn the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona, outside the Diego Armando Maradona stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.(Reuters/Toya Sarno Jordan)

Fans worldwide paid tribute and Argentina went into mourning on Thursday after Diego Maradona, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, died aged 60 of a heart attack. The Argentinian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gustavo A. Torres, said Maradona’s death had shocked both Argentine society and the entire world. He acknowledged that it was unfathomable how many people across the world knew the name of Maradona. He added that "El Diego" was much more than just a soccer player and left an extraordinary memory in everyone who saw him play. The thousands of games he played, Ambassador Torres went on, the world fame that his zurda (left foot) achieved and the millions of headlines that his extraordinary playing generated, made Maradona one of the best-known figures of the last two decades. "D10S was perfect in soccer! He not only used his left foot, but also h...