Diego Maradona: Argentina president Alberto Fernandez declares 3 days of mourning for legend

Diego Maradona: Argentina president Alberto Fernandez declares 3 days of mourning for legend

- Diego Maradona's death took the world by storm

- Tributes have been pouring in since the news broke earlier this week

- Argentina have now declared three days of mourning for the legendary soccer god

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Argentina president Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of mourning in respect of the legendary god of soccer Diego Maradona.

The 60-year-old former Barcelona and Napoli icon died earlier this week after returning home from the hospital after a surgery procedure.

Though no one has been able to confirm the cause of his death since it was confirmed on Wednesday, November 25, some quarters believe he died due to cardiac arrest.

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And all attempts to revive him by the medical practitioners at that point failed as his case was beyond redemption.

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Diego Maradona honoured by boyhood club Boca Juniors earlier this year. Photo by Rodrigo Valle.
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However, it is quite unsure what activities would be lined up for the three days of national mourning for the World Cup winner.

But one is more certain, and it is celebrating and honouring his contributions to the development of football in the South American country.

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Not only did he play for his country, but he also managed the national team and led them to the quarterfinals of the global football showpiece in South Africa 10 years ago.

They were dumped out of the competition by Germany who handed them a 4-0 defeat after the regulation period.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Diego Maradona's sudden demise remains a monumental loss to his country's people, Argentina, and the world at large.

The FIFA World Cup winner was confirmed dead Wednesday, November 25, about 13 days after leaving the hospital following his brain surgery.

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Maradona was said to have undergone an operation earlier this month to remove a blood clot in his brain - a process that went without complications.

Pictures show mixed reactions to the death of the former Barcelona and Napoli legend as some were seen shedding tears, a few were sobbing and others celebrating the legend's legacy.

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