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Bocas' Copa Libertadores game postponed after Maradona’s death

Wed 25 November 2020 | 22:05

Boca will not play against Internacional after the death of their former player, Diego Maradona.

Boca

’s clash against Internacional on Wednesday has been suspended due to the death of the Argentinean legend

Diego Maradona

.

After being taken to the hospital due to worries of anemia and dehydration, the former Boca player underwent regular surgery for a subdural hematoma.

But on Wednesday, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed that

Maradona

had died just two weeks after being discharged from the hospital.

There was no indicated cause of death, although he was reported to have had a heart attack.

CONMEBOL, the governing body of the Copa Libertadores, has declared that the first leg of Boca’s last-16 game against Internacional will be held on December 2, with the return leg set for December 9.

Maradona

first joined

Boca

in 1981. Then he moved to Barcelona. Until returning to Boca in 1995, he went on to play for Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell’s Old Boys, where he ended his playing days.

After news of Maradona’s death, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning.


source: SportMob

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