Christian Fajardo C.

QATAR 2022

The Argentine team will play against Saudi Arabia in the Qatar 2022 World Cup premiere, where it will not have one of its great fans: Diego Armando Maradona.

Diego Maradona led the Argentina team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
© GettyDiego Maradona led the Argentina team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

In advance of the premiere of World Cup Qatar 2022 on the Argentine national team likewise is present Diego Maradonawho passed away in 2020, so they will experience their first planetary tournament without his figure.

Although the fans carry him in flags and songs, it is also difficult for the players not to count on his presence, who was even the coach of the team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

One of those who was consulted by Maradona was Lionel Messi, who in an interview with FIFA, spoke of the importance that the “10” always had with the national team.

“We already had a Copa América without him and we said it at the time. It’s strange, it’s different that he’s not present, that he’s not in the stands, that people went crazy when he appeared, what he transmitted, what he made the rest feel, but well it will be special that he is not present in such an important tournament”, commented Messi

In this sense, the Flea knows that, despite the fact that he left a while ago, that as a team they feel his presence and support, something that fills the hearts of all Argentines in the hope of raising the cup again.

“He loved the national team, he was always there and will always be from somewhere,” Messi ends in his conversation.

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