June 15, 2021 eight:20:35 am
Diego Maradona’s life was honored in a tribute with lights and projections on the sphere earlier than the primary match of the Copa América in Argentina towards Chile.
No followers had been current on the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the final tribute to the good Argentine footballer, this one organized by CONMEBOL. Maradona died on the age of 60 final November.
The three-minute video, which was shared by CONMEBOL’s social media channels, had Opus’s “Stay is Life” soundtrack. It is the identical tune that performed when Maradona warmed up with Napoli earlier than the UEFA Cup semi-final towards Bayern Munich in 1989.
The tribute video featured a holographic of Maradona kicking as his jersey modified coloration to signify all of the groups he performed for: Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Newell’s Outdated Boys and Argentina.
It additionally featured pictures of a few of Maradona’s most consultant moments; When he was a baby he talked about his need to play the World Cup; obtain the trophy from the president of Mexico in 1986; and his objectives towards England in that World Cup.
THANKS DIEGO! 🙏
Emotional tribute to the star Diego Armando Maradona 🇦🇷 at CONMEBOL # America Cup 🏆
– Copa América (@CopaAmerica) June 14, 2021
“We’re paying our respects to probably the greatest gamers in historical past,” CONMEBOL stated in an announcement.
After Maradona’s demise final 12 months, the governing physique of South American soccer described him as “the best of all time,” inflicting a stir in Brazil, the place Maradona can also be beloved, however Pele is taken into account higher.
The Maradona tribute video was anticipated to happen in Argentina, however the nation was eradicated because the host of the event. Brazil turned an emergency host simply two weeks in the past regardless of its alarming COVID-19 numbers.
The tribute ends with Maradona’s speech throughout his farewell to Boca Juniors in 2001 on the La Bombonera stadium.
“Might this social gathering by no means finish. Might this love you have got for me by no means finish, “Maradona stated then. The projection ends together with your 12 months of start and the infinity image.
Argentina drew 1-1 with Chile after the tribute.