Diego Maradona's coffin arrives at Argentina president's mansion for interment

Diego Maradona's coffin arrives at Argentina president's mansion for interment

- Diego Maradona's coffin has arrived Argentina's president's mansion for burial arrangement

- The football legend died after suffering heart attack in his house in Argentina

- Maradona was one of the best forwards during his active playing time

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Argentinian presidential mansion to see the coffin of football legend Diego Maradona who died on Wednesday, November 25, after heart attack.

The whole world are still mourning the demise of Diego Maradona just because of his superb and incredible performances on the pitch during his lifetime.

Maradona's coffin was brought out of an ambulance and brought into the palace where it will lie in state in a three-day spectacle of national mourning in Argentina.

The former Barcelona and Napoli star helped his country to win the World Cup in 1986 when he scored a controversial goal which condemned England to a defeat in the final.

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According to the report on Daily Mail, fans also gathered outside the Buenos Aires stadium which is where Diego Maradona actually started his football career.

The report added that Maradona's nephew Johnny Esposito was the last person to see him alive, before doctors with an appointment went to his estate and found him dead.

Maradona started his playing career at Argentinos Juniors where he played 167 games scoring 116 goals before he moved to Boca Juniors playing 40 games and netted 28 goals.

He won two Serie A titles and also the UEFA Cup at Napoli where he played 188 games netting 81 goals.

Diego Maradona in action for Argentina
Diego Maradona's coffin arrives at Argentinian president's mansion for interment. Photo by Jeff Mitchell
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Diego Maradona last made his last international appearance for Argentina during their second group game against Nigeria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States.

He was 33 years of age at that time as he was obviously star of the match, but the South American team had to battle for victory after Samson Siasia had put the Super Eagles ahead as early as the 8th minute.

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Argentina leveled-up through Claudio Caniggia in the 21st minute after goalkeeper Peter Rufai spilled a free kick to his path as the striker followed-up with a rebound to make it 1-1.

And barely seven minutes later, Maradona then broke the hearts of Nigerians when he cheekily caught the Nigerian defense unaware when he passed to Caniggia on the left flank before striker ‘wired’ the ball into the far post leaving Rufai hapless in goal.

La Albiceleste won the tie 2-1, but that didn’t stop Nigeria from winning the group which also had Bulgaria and Greece. Argentina qualified as one of the best third-placed teams.

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