Diego Maradona dies: LaLiga and Ligue 1 to hold pre-match tributes
LaLiga and Ligue 1 have announced Diego Maradona will be honoured before all of this weekend's matches.
The top divisions in Spain and France will hold tributes to Diego Maradona before each of this weekend's matches. All games in Spain's top two divisions in the coming matchday will be preceded by a minute's silence, competition organisers said in a statement. LaLiga said the pre-match tributes will convey condolences "to his family, friends and all the fans around the world who remember him".
In France, the pre-game protocols for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 will undergo "exceptional" changes for this weekend as a mark of respect for Maradona. The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said: "At this moment of great sadness for football, the LFP, the clubs and the UNFP (the French footballers' union) wanted to place this 12th matchday under the star of Diego Maradona."
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