Diego Maradona 1960-2020: Soccer superstar buried in private ceremony

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Diego Maradona 1960-2020: Soccer superstar buried in private ceremony” – below is their description.

    Huge crowds bade a grief-filled farewell to #Argentina’s favourite son Diego #Maradona before the #football legend was buried on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after a chaotic public wake. The 1986 World Cup winner widely regarded as one of the greatest players in history was laid to rest on Thursday after a ceremony attended by family and close friends in the Bella Vista cemetery. FRANCE 24’s Declan McGarvey has more.

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