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Barcelona and Boca Juniors decide to hold a match to pay tribute to Maradona on December 14th , but this idea recieves many criticism

Barcelona and Boca Juniors decide to hold a match to pay tribute to Maradona on  December 14th , but this idea recieves many  criticism

Barcelona and Boca Juniors decides to hold a friendly match with Boca Junioirs in order to pay tribute to the Argentine footballer when the first anniversary of his death is fulfilled. This match between two of the historic teams in which Diego Armando Maradona played will be played at the Mrsool Park stadium in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), with a capacity for 25,000 spectators.
The meeting aims to recognize the legacy of ‘Pelusa’, considered one of the best footballers of all time and who died on November 25, 2020.As it has this special meaning,this friendly match between Barcelona and Boca Juniors was called Copa Maradona,which means the cup of Maradona in Spanish.
So far, Barcelona and Boca Juniors have met on ten occasions, the last one at the Camp Nou, in the Joan Gamper Trophy, on August 15, 2018, in a match with a 3-0 win over Barcelona.
However, in Saudi Arabia,which is the home country that will hold this game, criticism from fans of both teams has been arisen. Several users have argued that Maradona would not agree at all with the location of the meeting. They point out that the ideal thing would be for it to be played either in Spain or Argentina, not in a neutral country like Saudi Arabia.After the information about the friendly match was released,a majority of fans from Saudi Arabia wrote on several social medias to express their dissatisfaction.

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