The Argentine national team He returned to play for the first time since the death of Diego Armando Maradona, on November 25, in the return of the qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar. The albiceleste drew against Chile in a match where Messi saw the door again with his national team.
However, the previous one was far from sports since hours before the players turned their minds to the game, they went to the inauguration of a statue in honor of the late Maradona, the tallest in the world. Upon arriving at the Madre de Cities stadium in Santiago del Estero, the entire Albiceleste squad and the president of the AFA, Claudio Tapia, witnessed the monument’s wakefulness.
A work of the sculptor Carlos Benavidez of over five meters high and two tons of weight, manufactured entirely in bronze and that it has been located in one of the entrances to the stadium. “I think Diego would like it, he will see himself highly represented,” assured the author.
“I took a very particular position, I tracked it down from Cebollitas, had that stop, that of clicking his head, refocusing, at the same time being defiant … There are characteristics of Diego in that pose, with his beloved ball on the left. An eternal romance “, added the Cordovan sculptor.
For its part, the team also wanted to pay tribute to Maradona in the first game after his death. With the authorization of FIFA, the Argentine team took the field with a t-shirt specially designed for the occasion, with the face of Diego Maradona in the center of the chest and a legend that marked 1960, your year of birth, and the symbol of infinity.