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Check Out How Argentina Paid Tribute To Late Maradona in Their First Match Since His Death

It was an emotional night for the national team of Argentina during their world cup qualifying game against Chile on Thursday night, as the Argentine players honoured their legend Diego Armando Maradona, with a tribute jersey before their 1-1 draw against Chile.

It was their first match since the death of the former Napoli and FC Barcelona player, who died of heart attack on November 25th 2021. Before the qualifying match, they unvielled a statue of Maradona outside the Unico Madres de Ciudades stadium in Santiago del Estero, to honour their former captain.

Despite the match been a very special and emotional game, and the first since his death, Chile didn't allow Lionel Messi and his teammates get a win.

Lionel Messi scored a first half penalty in the 23rd minutes before Alexis Sanchez equalized 13 minutes after. The result means Argentina are second on the table with 11 points, while Chile are sixth with 5 points. Meanwhile the top four teams qualify automatically for Qatar 2022 while the fifth-placed side goes into a playoff.

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