FIFA Asked to Retire ‘Jersey No.10’ from Games in Honour of Maradona

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By Joseph Ede

 

Marseille (France), Nov. 26, 2020 (Reuters/NAN) Olympique de Marseille manager, Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona.

 

Maradona died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

 

He was regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, with fans in Argentina referring to him as ‘El Dios’ – which means ‘The God’.

 

Maradona’s former club Napoli have not used the No. 10 shirt since 2000 as a mark of respect for the player who guided them to several trophies.

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“Maradona, yes it is tough news, I would like FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams,”

 

“It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.”

 

FIFA has previously said it would not allow Argentina to dispense with the number.

 

(Reuters/NAN)

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