24 January 2021,   07:17
Argentina declares three days of mourning for the death of Diego Maradona

Three days of national mourning have begun in Argentina after Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60, writes BBC.

His body will lie in state at the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, during that time.

“To be Diego Maradona was incredibly beautiful. But on the other hand, it was not easy at all. Right from a really early age, he was subject to the press all the time. He didn"t have a normal childhood, he never had normal teenage years. Everybody wanted to be with him, everybody wanted a piece of him, so it was incredibly difficult”, - Ardiles said.

Maradona, who played for clubs including Barcelona and Napoli, was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous "Hand of God" goal against England in the quarter-finals.