Gianinna Maradona’s strong claim to the Argentine National Team after seeing Brazil’s tribute to Pelé

This Monday, the Brazil’s selection advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar World Cup 2022 after beating South Korea with a goal fest. Inside the playing field, the footballers of the team led by Tite paid homage to the star Skin, who is going through a delicate moment of health. Seeing this recognition, Gianina Maradona he became enraged and made a strong claim on his social networks.

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“How good Brazil paying homage to its idol”, wrote the youngest daughter of Diego Maradona and Claudia Villafañe in a story that she uploaded to her Instagram account. The post included a photo from a television showing the Brazil squad displaying a banner with Pele’s face on it.

Gianinna’s publication seemed to slip a complaint towards the Argentine National Team and the absence, so far, of a tribute on the field to Diego Armando Maradona during the World Cup. On November 25, two years have passed since the death of the former captain of the albiceleste team y Conmebol remembered him with an act in Doha in which several of his former teammates participated.

Brazil’s decision to make a heartfelt gesture towards Pelé stems from the complex moment of health experienced by the world champion in 1958, 1962 and 1970. Days ago, information was leaked in the Brazilian press indicating that the former soccer player had not responded to chemotherapy and that he was in a palliative care room due to the advance of the colon tumor that was detected in 2021. All this was denied by the protagonist himself with a post on his social networks.

At the age of 82, Pelé was able to see on TV how the players and also the fans honored him in Qatar. The stands in all the stadiums in which the South American team has played so far in the tournament have been full of flags and banners with his face, his name and a message: “Get well soon.”

Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Carl Recine By: REUTERS
Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Paul Childs
Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Paul Childs By: REUTERS
Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Carl Recine
Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Carl RecineBy: REUTERS
Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
Tributes to Pelé at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. REUTERS/Annegret HilseBy: REUTERS

Pelé denied being in palliative care and posted a hopeful message on his networks: “I’m strong”

Skin posted a hopeful message on their social networks and came out to deny the rumors in the Brazilian press who assured that his state of health had become complicated and that he was in the palliative care sector at the Saint Paul Hospital.

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“My friends, I want to keep everyone calm and positive. I am strong, very excited and continue my treatment as always. I want to thank the entire medical and nursing team for all the care I have received. I have a lot of faith in God and every love message I receive from you around the world keeps me energized. And I look at Brazil in the World Cup too! Thank you very much for everything, ”O Rei wrote on his Instagram account.

FILE - Former Brazilian soccer star Pelé.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE – Former Brazilian soccer star Pelé. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

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