Diego Maradona transcended the world of football. And rugby had a place in his life too. His closest approach was in the World Cup 2015, when he went to see the game of The Pumas against Tonga, in which he celebrated with his usual passion that the sport inspired him, regardless of the shape of the ball in front of him.
The comfortable triumph of the Argentine team gave Maradona joy, who raved on the rostrum after a tremendous run by Santiago Cordero that led to the try by Juan Imhoff.
During the 2015 World Cup, Los Pumas broke it against Tonga and the world soccer star could not control his emotion after the conquest of Rosario.
But it was not enough for him to accompany the team from the stands. So He came down after the game was over and he dedicated a few words to the group, as captain and costume leader.
After beating Tonga for the 2015 World Cup, the former 10 gave warm words to the squad.
And his charisma did not stop there, because Diego always danced and sang with whoever was around him. And that day he had to do it accompanied by Corcho Fernández Lobbe, Agustín Creevy, Guido Petti, Jero de la Fuente, among several others. A day that they will never forget together with the greatest player in Argentine soccer.
5 years ago, at the 2015 World Cup, after the victory against Tonga, the former best soccer player in the World brought his joy to the dressing room.
In 2019, prior to the World Cup in Japan, Maradona remembered the team that Mario Ledesma was directing at that time. As a coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, he wished the team success and conveyed pride in hearing the hymn and the shirt like few others.
Diego gave his support and wished the Argentine squad the best for Japan 2019. (Credit: South America Rugby)