World soccer star Diego Armando Maradona, who died on November 25, 2020, will be honored during the week that Montevideo will host the finals of the CONMEBOL Libertadores, Sudamericana and Libertadores women’s cups.
According to a document presented by Conmebol, which details the main activities that fans who arrive in the capital of the South American country on November 24 may carry out. “tribute will be paid to one of the greatest footballers in history”, remembering the anniversary of his death.
In addition, fans will be able to enjoy many other events that will be held at Faro de Punta Carretas, a place located on the coast of Montevideo where the Embassy of the Fan will be set up.
The first of these will be on Thursday, November 18 and the last on Friday, November 26 of the same month.
Live shows, an all-star game, another of South American legends and a fireworks show will be some of the activities.
Also ‘the Conmebol Talks’, where fans will be able to “converse and exchange opinions with great figures of entertainment and South American football.”
They will be the Argentine soccer player Fabiana Vallejos, the Argentine soccer player Andrés D’Alessandro, the Swedish coach Pia Sundhage, the ex-Brazilian soccer player Rosana Augusto and the ex-Uruguayan soccer player Sebastián Abreu.
Also, the Colombian soccer player Catalina Usme, the Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade, the former Brazilian soccer player Cafu and the Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira.
For Conmebol, the reception of the three finals by Montevideo will transform this city into “the capital of the best football in the world.”
“Once again the soccer stars smile at Montevideo and the mythical Centenario stadium, the cradle of world football, home to the first World Cup final, the first Conmebol Libertadores final and now the epicenter of an unprecedented magical party in the history of football “, details the statement.
On Saturday, November 20, the Centennial will host the final of the Copa Sudamericana between Brazilians Ahtletico Paranaense and Red Bull Bragantino.
Seven days later the final of the Copa Libertadores will be played there between the also Brazilians Palmeiras and Flamengo.
Meanwhile, on November 21, Gran Parque Central will host the final of the women’s Copa Libertadores between two rivals to be confirmed.