'Diego: The Last Goodbye': 5 things to know about HBO Max documentary on Maradona
It was a grief-filled November 2020 for Argentina and soccer fans across the world. Football legend, Diego Maradona, 60, had died following a cardiac arrest. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players to have played the game, his illustrious career saw him help Argentina clinch the World Cup in 1986. The news of his death was broken by the Argentinian news outlet, Clarin, who said the news of his death was having a "worldwide impact". Prior to his death, Maradona left the hospital on November 11 after spending eight days there for emergency brain surgery.
His decorated career saw him play for Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors and was known for the infamous "Hand of God" that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament. It isn't a surprise that Maradona was worshipped as a hero and a god in his playing days. And for those who followed the superstar closely, he had enough controversy to go with all the glory he achieved on the field. And now HBO Max pays rich tribute to the superstar with a documentary that sheds light on the tearful funeral. Here's everything we know so far.
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When does 'Diego: The Last Goodbye' release
The documentary releases January 13, 2022, on HBO Max.
What is 'Diego: The Last Goodbye' about
Per IMDb, the synopsis reads, "The last year in the life of Diego Maradona told by friends, family and former companions reveals his deep humanity. In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, a Maradonian funeral sends him away amid tears, songs, and tear gas." There's quite the tributes pouring in for the soccer legend: Carlos Bilardo,Stefano Ceci, Jorge Burruchaga, Julio Coria, Ernesto Cherquis Bialo, Enrique De Rosa, Mariana Copland, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Alberto Fernandez, Colin Campbell Irigoyen, Rafael Di Zeo, Miguel Maestre Galli, Carlos Diaz, and Gaston Granados.
Sebastián Alfie helms the documentary and Juan Pablo Young comes in as the writer.
A trailer for 'Diego: The Last Goodbye' is available to view on the HBO Max official site.
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