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  • Updated: November 26, 2020

Three-Day Mourning, State Funeral As Argentina Mourns Maradona

The Argentine World Cup-winning legend, Diego Maradona passed at the age of 60 which caused grief in the hearts of Argentines, and the Argentinian government declared 3-day mourning and a state funeral for the Barcelona, Napoli Legend.

AllNews understands that the official residence of the president of Argentina known as "Casa Rosada" is made available for Maradona's family for the organisation of the state funeral for Maradona.

This is not also a new thing for a sportsman, as 5-time Formula 1 champion, Juan Manuel Fangio was given a state burial on July 17th,1995.

READ ALSO: 'No. 10 Should Be Retired As Tribute To Maradona' - Villa-Boas Urges FIFA

This is legendary for a footballer as the residence has been a state funeral venue for 7 presidents of Argentina.

Argentina's president, Alberto Fernandez declared three days of official mourning for the World Cup winner.

Fernandez speaking on Maradona's death regarded it as "incredibly sad". 

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