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Argentinian football legend Maradona visits newly-elected President Fernandez

Argentina, Buenos Aires
December 26, 2019 at 21:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Argentinian football star Diego Armando Maradona visited the country's newly-elected President Alberto Fernandez at the official seat of the Executive Branch of the Argentinian Government, the Pink House (Casa Rosada), in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

Footage shows Maradona, who is currently working as the manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, walking through the Pink House' hallways alongside his lawyer and government officials, minutes before affectionately hugging President Fernandez. A very joyful Maradona can also be spotted signing a football jersey for the President and greeting a large group of fans from the Pink House balcony.

This marked Maradona's fourth appearance on the balcony of the Pink house. The first was when Argentina won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1979, the second time in 1986 when Argentina won the Football World Cup in Mexico, and the third time when the country secured the second spot in Italy's 1990 World Cup.

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Former Argentinian football star Diego Armando Maradona visited the country's newly-elected President Alberto Fernandez at the official seat of the Executive Branch of the Argentinian Government, the Pink House (Casa Rosada), in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

Footage shows Maradona, who is currently working as the manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, walking through the Pink House' hallways alongside his lawyer and government officials, minutes before affectionately hugging President Fernandez. A very joyful Maradona can also be spotted signing a football jersey for the President and greeting a large group of fans from the Pink House balcony.

This marked Maradona's fourth appearance on the balcony of the Pink house. The first was when Argentina won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1979, the second time in 1986 when Argentina won the Football World Cup in Mexico, and the third time when the country secured the second spot in Italy's 1990 World Cup.

Mandatory credit: Casa Rosada

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