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'Rossi cried like a child after hearing Maradona's death'

Wed 16 December 2020 | 15:44

Rossi was deeply saddened to hear of Maradona's death

Paolo Rossi's wife Federica Cappelletti spoke about the message that Diego Maradona sent to them last year, and Rossi cries after hearing the news of Maradona's death.

Rossi, who won the 1982 World Cup with

Italy

, died last week at 64. He played against Diego Armando Maradona many times in the eighties. Meanwhile, the Napoli legend died two weeks before the former striker of the Italian national team. Now Rossi's wife has revealed the tears of the Italian legend after Maradona's death.

“Diego sent him a beautiful message last year: 'You have given so much to football, thank you', remembering the times of the ‘82 World Cup,” she told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“Paolo cried like a little child when I told him of Diego’s passing,” she added.

“When the ashes will return home. We will make a ceremony in Prato, where the stadium will be called after him.

“Perugia will do the same with their youth sector. People are calling us from all over Italy to name stadiums, stadiums sectors and squares after Paolo. The wave of affection from all over the world has overwhelmed. I expected it, but not so much."

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