There will be three days of national mourning in Argentina according to President Alberto Fernandez after the news of Diego Maradona’s death.
As reported by Reuters, the country’s president, Alberto Fernandez declared the country will have a period of national mourning after the legendary footballer passed away, aged 60.
The 60-year-old and greatest footballer of his generation suffered a cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina.
Maradona had been recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain.
Speaking on 2 November, Maradona’s doctor, Leopoldo Luque, told reporters the procedure was a ‘routine surgery’.
He added: “We are going to operate today. He is lucid, he understands, he agrees with the intervention.”
Since news of his passing was reported, there has been an outpouring of emotion, with people sending their condolences to his family and sharing their memories of watching him play.
He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions for his brilliant skills.
Maradona was responsible for the infamous ‘Hand of God’ that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament.