The former player from Carlos Bilardo’s team was together with former teammates and 1978 champions. He is stable after two stents were placed.
The former Argentine defender Oscar Garréwho became world champion in Mexico in 1986, suffered a heart attack shortly before traveling to Qatar with other former members of the Argentine National Team that lifted the World Cup.
According to the EFE agency, sources close to the organization of the trip made up of members of the Argentine teams that won the 1978 and 1986 World Cups said that Garré is stable and will continue in intensive care until this Monday, after two ‘stents’ were placed.
The 65-year-old former player was world champion in Mexico in 1986, the tournament in which Argentina eliminated England in the quarterfinals after winning 2-1, with two goals from Diego Armando Maradona: the first, called “the hand of God”, for having achieved it with the help of his left hand, and the second, for its execution, dubbed the “goal of the 20th century”.
Argentina stayed with that World Cup after beating the then Federal Germany 3-2.
Seven former soccer players traveled to Doha on Saturday to witness the World Cup in Qatar, which began this Sunday with the duel between the local team and Ecuador.
Omar Larrosa, Daniel Bertoni, Ricardo Villa and Ubaldo Fillol, as representatives of the Argentine National Team champion in 1978 under the command of César Luis Menotti, traveled to Qatari lands, according to “Pato” himself on his social networks.
“The world champions are going to Qatar to support our beloved National Team. Come on, Argentina!!!” Fillol’s text read on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of the former internationals at the airport.
On behalf of the world champion in 1986, the former soccer players who traveled were Ricardo Giusti, Carlos Tapia and Héctor Enrique, who will be joined by Oscar Ruggeri, who has already been present in Qatar for days as a commentator on the ESPN television channel.
Garré spent his entire football career between Argentina and Israel, countries where he played for Ferro Carril Oeste -with which he won two National Championships- and Huracán, on the one hand, and Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Be’er Sheva, on the other. other.
In addition, as a coach, he trained in Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.
Lionel Scaloni’s team will debut this Tuesday in Qatar against Saudi Arabia in group C. Later, they will face Mexico on the 26th and close their participation in the first phase against Poland, on the 30th.