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Historic match in honor of Maradona in the "Riyadh Season"

Historic match in honor of Maradona in the “Riyadh Season”

– When will the match take place?

On the 25th of next November.

What is the purpose of holding this match at this time?

In conjunction with the first anniversary of the departure of the Argentine football legend.

Saudi Arabia announced the holding of a historic match in honor of Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, during the “Riyadh Season 2”, which will officially start on the 20th of this month.

And the head of the Saudi Entertainment Authority, Turki Al-Sheikh, published a video clip on his official account on the “Twitter” website on Monday evening, of Maradona’s historic goal against England in the Mexico World Cup 1986, and commented on it: “A match for history and once in a lifetime … only in the Riyadh season … the Cup Maradona between Barcelona of Spain and Boca Juniors of Argentina.

The match is scheduled to take place on November 25, coinciding with the first anniversary of the departure of the former Argentine star.

Maradona was able to resolve the result of that confrontation alone on the field for the benefit of his country “Tango” by scoring two goals, one with his hand and the second after evading most of the England players, in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup.

Maradona had played for Boca Juniors between 1981 and 1982, before starting his European professional journey with Barcelona, ​​which lasted with him for two seasons until 1984.

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After a long and busy journey in European stadiums, Maradona returned to Argentina from the Newell’s Old Boys gate in 1993, before ending his career with Boca Juniors (1995-1997).

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia will also witness an expected confrontation between Al-Nasr and Al-Hilal stars, led by French coach Arsene Wenger, against Paris Saint-Germain, for the Riyadh Season Cup, next January.

Al-Sheikh had recently revealed the activities of the “Riyadh Season 2,”, which will start on October 20; It includes holding 70 Arab concerts, in addition to 6 international concerts, with a free wrestling match.

The “Riyadh Season” was launched for the first time in 2019, as it was held between the 11th of October and lasted until the 18th of January 2020, and witnessed great success, achieving more than 10 million visits, while the General Entertainment Authority confirmed that it aims to reach 20 Million visitors to the festival’s various events.