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MARADONA

Barcelona and Boca Juniors to play inaugural Maradona Cup

The date and venue has been confirmed for the first 'Maradona Cup' to pay tribute to the Argentine legend who had spells with both clubs.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2013 SSC Napoli's supporters wave a flag bearing a portrait of football legend Argentinian Diego Maradona during the  Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan at San Paolo Stadium in Naples. -
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FC Barcelona and Argentine giants Boca Juniors will play in the first ever 'Maradona Cup' in Saudi Arabia in December with the game set to act as a tribute to the Argentine legend who passed away in November 2020.

Despite Maradona starting his footballing career with Argentinos Juniors, he is synonymous with the side from La Boca wearing the famous blue and yellow shirt from 1981-1982 and then again from 1995-97.

Maradona moved to Barcelona from Buenos Aires in 1982 and his time at the Catalan club was bitter-sweet with the mercurial talent discovering a love for the Barcelona night life with just a Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup winners medal to show for his two year spell in the Catalan capital.

Maradona Cup date and venue

The first Maradona Cup will take place on 14 December at the 25,000 capacity Mrsool Park stadium in Riyadh which s home to Saudi domestic side Al Nassr.

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