Barcelona to play Boca Juniors in friendly tribute to Maradona

Barcelona will play Argentine club Boca Junior in a December tribute match to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Diego Maradona.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona died on November 25, 2020.   -  Pool via Reuters

Spanish club Barcelona will play Argentine giant Boca Juniors in a December tribute match to mark the one year-anniversary of the death of its former player Diego Maradona, the two clubs announced on Monday.

“FC Barcelona and Club Atletico Boca Juniors will play the ‘Maradona Cup’ on December 14, a game to pay tribute to the star Diego Armando Maradona when the first anniversary of his death is remembered,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Boca confirmed it will take part in the game and said it will be played at the Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Maradona died from a heart attack on November 25, 2020 after battling health issues and undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma.

The Argentine played for Barca and Boca in a storied career that included trophy wins in both countries. He also famously guided Argentina to its 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico.

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