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ARGENTINA DECLARES 3 DAYS OF MOURNING FOR MARADONA


26 NOV 2020


BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's government on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning for the death of football legend Diego Armando Maradona, reported Xinhua news agency.

"The President of the Nation will decree three days of national mourning from the day (of his death)," said the statement from the office of the presidency.

Maradona died Wednesday due to cardiorespiratory arrest at his home in the Tigre district on the northern outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires.

The former star player and coach, most recently of the Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata football team, underwent surgery following a stroke in early November. On October 30, Maradona celebrated his 60th birthday. - Bernama