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The fans put aside their rivalry to say goodbye to Maradona

Buenos Aires / Fans of the Argentine teams, dressed in their respective shirts, put aside the rivalry to say goodbye together in different stadiums of the country to soccer star Diego Maradona, who died this Wednesday at the age of 60.

The areas surrounding the Bombonera de Boca Juniors, the Diego Armando Maradona stadium of Argentinos Juniors, the Juan Carmelo Zerillo de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and the Marcelo Bielsa stadium of Newell’s Old Boys were the epicenters of the first calls.

In social networks and the media, demonstrations are organized in various parts of Argentina for the next few hours, but some fans of the 1986 world champion in Mexico have already found themselves in different stadiums to show their love for the soccer star.

Juan Carmelo Zerillo from the city of La Plata, popularly known as “el Bosque”, received above all fans of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, who mourned the death of their former coach since September 2019.

Argentines proudly displayed their flags, t-shirts, hats and tattoos alluding to Maradona.

In the vicinity of the Bombonera, fans in shirts from other clubs were seen hugging and singing along with the Xeneize fans.

About 200 people gathered on the Argentinos Juniors court.

Farewell at the Buenos Aires Obelisk

The mythical Buenos Aires Obelisk, a historic meeting place for the celebration of sporting achievements, is already surrounded by hundreds of people who came there to say goodbye to the former soccer player.

“Diego is a representative of soccer and I love soccer. I came to say goodbye to him. I’m 26 years old, I couldn’t see it. I watched videos and it’s crazy. It is the greatest thing there is in football and it represents us. He is the one of football, ”Julián, one of the many Argentines who came to the Obelisk, told EFE.

Luciano agreed with him, who said that Maradona “is the greatest in history.”

“Nobody is going to be what he did, nobody is going to score against the English again. I know about him from the legends my dad told me, I couldn’t believe it until I saw the videos and fell in love with him, ”he told EFE.

Paola also went to the Obelisk, who said that Maradona’s death was “a very strong blow.”

“Maradona is God. For us Diego was soccer, he was soccer. We do not understand what happened, it is very moving for everyone. Today my daughter, who never saw him play, just through videos, called me crying, “he told EFE.

“Diego does not forget, he will always be the best, the one who brought joy to all of Argentina,” he added.

Wake at the Casa Rosada

The wake will begin this Thursday and will be held at the Casa Rosada, headquarters of the executive branch.

Maradona, who turned 60 on October 30, died this Wednesday at his residence in the province of Buenos Aires.

The Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata coach was admitted to a clinic in Buenos Aires on November 2 for anemia, dehydration and with a “low mood”, but when studying him he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma for which he underwent surgery the next day .

Later, he had “some episodes of confusion” that the doctors “associated” with “a withdrawal picture”.

Maradona spent a total of nine days in the hospital and was discharged from the hospital on November 11.

Local media attributed the death to cardiac arrest and reported that Maradona received emergency medical assistance at his home. (November 25, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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En el texto se dice que...
se desconoce si algún seguidor de Maradona ha salido a la calle para despedir a este futbolista.
se espera que los hinchas argentinos salgan a la calle para celebrar un triunfo de su selección.
unos aficionados al fútbol salieron a la calle para despedir a un futbolista argentino.
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los hinchas mostraron su rivalidad cuando salieron a la calle para recordar la figura de Maradona.
esos hinchas salieron a la calle después de saber que Maradona había fallecido.
el fallecimiento de Maradona no tiene nada que ver con esas manifestaciones de hinchas argentinos.
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Tras leer el texto entendemos que...
muchos de esos hinchas no creen que Maradona sea un buen futbolista.
hay hinchas que consideran que Maradona era un jugador único.
todos los aficionados que salieron a la calle habían ido a todos los partidos de Maradona.
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Maradona falleció antes de que cumpliera los 60 años.
se desconoce el motivo del fallecimiento de Maradona.
el velatorio de Maradona tendrá lugar en la sede del poder Ejecutivo de Argentina.
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un jugador de fútbol que le gusta mucho la astronomía.
un jugador de fútbol muy bueno y conocido.
un jugador de fútbol que apenas es conocido.
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En el texto "fuera" es...
una persona del pretérito imperfecto del subjuntivo del verbo ser.
un adverbio.
una persona del pretérito imperfecto del subjuntivo del verbo ir.
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En el vídeo se ve que...
Maradona está jugando un partido con la selección argentina.
Maradona saluda al público que hay en un estadio de fútbol.
apenas hay público en ese estadio.
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