Messi, who was named the best player in the tournament, also saluted Maradona, who died at the age of 60, last November, noting that, "Diego was definitely supporting us wherever he was."
Diego Maradona said he is eager to return to work as the head coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and hailed his ‘beautiful’ relationship with the club’s fans.
Diego Maradona was admitted to a hospital with signs of depression on Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. A Maradona staffer told The Associated Press the former footballer’s health condition is “not serious.”
Prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating Leopoldo Luque while Argentine television showed police raiding the doctor's surgery and home.
Maradona was admitted to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, Argentina, on Monday for anemia and dehydration, before being transferred to Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aires province.
The naming of the twins was never in doubt, said their dad, Walter Rotundo, who has a tattoo of Maradona on his back and proudly shows a photograph of the soccer star holding a picture of the two girls as infants.
Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral.
Thousands of Argentines lined the roads as the procession passed on the hour-long journey from the presidential palace in central Buenos Aires, where Maradona had lain in state during the day.
The city of Kolkata, which the legend visited twice (in 2008 and 2017), will feel especially sharp pangs of pain at the passing away of a man who they embraced as their own.
Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60, plunging his sport and his native Argentina into mourning. One of the soccer world’s biggest legends, Maradona died of a heart attack.