Doha, Qatar | QNA | President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, proposed dedicating a day in the upcoming versions of the World Cup to celebrate the achievements of Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona.
Infantino said at an event held on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to mark the second anniversary of Maradona’s death “The mercurial figure should be remembered at each subsequent tournament for his significant impact on football”.
“Diego is immortal, he is with us,” Infantino said. “We not only need to pay tribute but to celebrate also Diego. I would like that from now on, at every World Cup we would take one day to celebrate Diego Armando Maradona, because he made so many people fall in love with our sport, football.
“Diego came back to be with us at the World Cup in Russia, and personally I had the chance to speak to him many times and start a friendship, and it was then when I realized his depth”.
Infantino pointed out that Maradona was distinguished by sincerity and a unique charismatic personality, he Sometimes said things that were very simple, but had a very big impact.
Diego was a great leader in Argentina, South America and in all the world. We need to keep celebrating him. I feel great emotion, we would have liked him to be here at this World Cup, but he is in all our hearts.” said Infantino.
Remembering the great Diego Maradona, who sadly passed away two years ago today.
You are always in our thoughts, Diego 💙🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/ZI5LCYhaKD
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