Maradona and Aimar to participate in FIFA U20 World Cup draw

FIFA today announced that Pablo Aimar and Diego Maradona will participate in the draw for the FIFA U20 World Cup that will be held at the Suwon Artrium, South Korea on 15 March 2017.

Diego Maradona lifted the U20 World Cup in 1979.   -  Getty Images

FIFA today announced that Pablo Aimar and Diego Maradona will participate in the draw for the FIFA U20 World Cup that will be held at the Suwon Artrium, South Korea on 15 March 2017.

Both the players have lifted the U20 World Cup for Argentina - Maradona in Japan in 1979 and Aimar in Malaysia in 1997.

“It is with great emotion that I will travel to Korea Republic to take part in the draw. It will take me back to where it all started for me, with my first major title in 1979. The U-20 World Cup is the pinnacle for every young player and hopefully this year we will see the Maradonas and Aimars of the future,” said Maradona.

“I feel very honoured to be taking part in this event. I have very fond memories of the tournament we won in 1997. It meant the kick-off of a great footballing career for me and for many of my team-mates,” added Aimar.

Besides participating in the draw, the two legends will appear in activities with fans on 14 March in Suwon. The details will be announced in due course.

The draw on 15 March will also be attended by officials from the participating teams, FIFA and the host cities. The event will be covered live on FIFA.com and by local SBS, KBS and MBC TV.

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