A fan reacts as he mourns the death of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, outside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 25, 2020. Magali Druscovich/Reuters

Today marks the third anniversary of the physical departure of Diego Armando Maradona. This great man is remembered in every place where baseball is played, in every Argentinian neighborhood there is a mural, everyone has a "10" shirt, even in Italy, specifically in Naples, where a special affection is kept for the idol who conquered the hearts of the inhabitants of the south of the country in the form of a boot.

#DiegoMaradona Nel cuore per sempre. Ciao Diego. pic.twitter.com/DW6bQ0DqKH

— Sandro Ruotolo (@sruotolo1) November 25, 2023

A year ago, Diego was more present than ever in the hearts of Argentines, in the lyrics of an iconic chant that was heard at the World Cup in Qatar by fans of the Argentine national team to cheer on the "Scaloneta" in each of the matches that led them to be world champions.

Some say you left three years ago, Diego. Luckily they are wrong. You are still here and you are more present than ever!#Maradona #DiegoMaradona#DiegoEterno #D10S @nicosampler @MaxoRandrup pic.twitter.com/QnwQ9p4jwS

— D10S Murals (@MuralesDeDios) November 25, 2023

Diego was present, in the hearts of the fans and the players, even the "noodle" Ángel Di María, one of the protagonists of the grand final against France dedicated his goal to Maradona after scoring the 2-0 in the match.

"Thank you Diego!" shouted the "noodle" in that celebration for that goal in the World Cup final. Not only did Di Maria dedicate the triumph to Maradona, the entire squad remembered the eternal captain after the conquest in Qatar.

This November 25, the world commemorates the death of Diego Maradona, one of the most popular and influential football players and sports personalities of recent decades.

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(With information from Telesur)