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International press reviews on the death of Diego Maradona


»The death of a god«, an athlete who was »the perfect symbolization of the complex human existence« - The international press pays tribute to the late Maradona, who was loved not only in Argentina.

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A fan in Naples says goodbye

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Diego Maradona is dead. All over the world football fans bow to someone who inspired them on the field and with whom they suffered off the field.

The international press writes:



»Long live Diego.

His story never stops being written.

We know that Diego has started a new game. "


"A man who created himself, like a David who got up every morning to throw the saving stone into the eye of the giant again and again."

»La Nacion«:

»Why does the world weep for Diego's death?

Because someone died who played the world's most popular sport like no other and made people, regardless of nationality, happy.

Diego Maradona never dies. "


»O Globo«:

»A genius in football, a life beyond the game.

The star was the perfect symbolization of the complex human existence, an incomparable personality. "

"Folha de Sao Paulo":

"Hero, genius, politician, pop star, sick person and soccer player: Diego Maradona didn't have to die to become a myth."



»Forever and ever, Diego.

The football legend dies of cardiac arrest.

Maradona is dead. Argentina weeps for Diego, Naples weeps for Diego.

The whole football planet is in shock. "


»Maradona is dead. The world is touched.

A tragedy for Argentina, where Diego was a mass idol.

Maradona, who for many was the best player of all time, passed away.

The void it leaves behind cannot be measured. "


»Maradona has passed away!

Today even the ball is crying. Diego died at home, he could not overcome his health problems.

The legend leaves its mark due to its inimitable footballing quality.

Maradona was and remains a god in Argentina and Naples. "

»El Mundo Deportivo«:

»Maradona has died.

The 60-year-old legend dies a few days after he had an operation.

Maradona: A life like a movie.

The world is in shock at the passing of Maradona.

Adios Maradona.

Despite all the wrongdoings he may have had, many admired and liked him. "


»Maradona dies at the age of 60.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the worst news came out.

Cardiac arrest has killed the idol of millions of people.

Unfortunately, it's a reality: the world of football is in grief. "

»El Mundo«:

»Maradona is dead. The eternal number 10, world champion in Mexico 1986, died this Wednesday at the age of 60 due to a heart attack.

It was always a pleasure to see him play.

His legend will live on. "


"Gazzetta dello Sport":

"Football mourns the greatest of all time."

»Corriere dello Sport«:

»Maradona Adieu!

The world weeps for the god of football. "


»The world mourns the genius of football.

But like all legends, Maradona will live forever. "

»Corriere della Sera«:

»Ciao Diego, you are football!

He didn't succeed in the last dribble: A heart attack defeated the "Pibe de Oro", who turned 60 25 days ago. «

»La Repubblica«:

»How much life in one life.

How many times had Diego Maradona lost himself?

Once you've been Maradona, what else can you become in life? "

»Il Messaggero«:

»The death of a god: The world is losing a football king with a Neapolitan heart."

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Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2020-11-27

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