Where was Diego Maradona laid to rest? Argentina announces 3 days of mourning

President Alberto Fernandez said that there would be three days of national mourning. He said, 'Diego was Argentina in the world. He gave us joy and we will never be able to repay him for so much joy'


                            Where was Diego Maradona laid to rest? Argentina announces 3 days of mourning
Diego Maradona (Getty Images)

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, November 25. Several news reports stated he died due to cardiac arrest just two weeks after getting discharged from the hospital after he had surgery for a blood clot on his brain.

Before his death, Maradona reportedly told his nephew that “I don’t feel well.” He had his breakfast in the morning, but he soon went back to bed, telling nephew Johnny Esposito he was not fine and wanted to take a rest. A nurse who was taking care of Maradona after his release from the hospital called for an ambulance, but by the time medical personnel arrived, he was dead.

His storied career saw him play for Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors during which he was known for the infamous "Hand of God" that ousted England from the 1986 World Cup. He also had a coaching stint with Gimnasia y Esgrima in his home country. Ill-health was a factor that saw him admitted to the hospital on multiple occasions. Maradona almost died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000 and was in rehab for several years.

According to Goal.com, president Alberto Fernandez said that there would be three days of national mourning. He said, “Diego was Argentina in the world. He gave us joy and we will never be able to repay him for so much joy.”

Here are the details of his funeral.

Where and when was the funeral?

The website states that the three days of national mourning for Maradona began officially on Thursday, November 26, the day after his death and will continue through Friday, November 27 and will end on Saturday, November 28.

The football legend will receive a state funeral. Maradona’s coffin arrived at the presidential palace, at Casa Rosada, in Buenos Aires for a period of lying in state. Fans had gathered to pay their last respects to the footballer. Maradona's family and closest friends came before the start of the public wake. Tens of thousands of people spent the night in a vigil in the Plaza de Mayo, singing songs in tribute to Maradona.

Where to stream?

The official Casa Rosada YouTube channel showed the footage from the room where Maradona's casket rests.

Where is be buried?

Maradona expected burial was at the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, according to reports. His parents are buried at the cemetery and it is believed he wanted to be buried with them. As per a recent BBC News report, he has been buried in a private ceremony on Thursday, November 26, at the Jardin de Paz cemetery. It is reported that around two dozen relatives and close friends attended the final ceremony.

His coffin - draped in Argentina's national flag and football shirt, bearing his trademark number 10 on the back - was on display at the presidential palace on Thursday, November 26. 
 

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