Argentine soccer legends said goodbye to César Luis Menotti

Argentine soccer legends said goodbye to César Luis Menotti
Argentine soccer legends said goodbye to César Luis Menotti

The wake of the former Argentine player and coach César Luis Menotti, died this Sunday at the age of 85, brought together many names from the South American country’s soccer on Tuesday at the property that Argentine Football Association (AFA) has in Ezeiza (province of Buenos Aires).

The figure of ‘Skinny’ as a player and as a coach he changed the history of baseball in Argentina, since in 1978 he elevated the Albiceleste to the altars of international football, by winning the World Cup for the first time in its history.

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Several members of that historic team, such as the former player Daniel Passarella, captain of that unforgettable team, or the legendary goalkeeper Ubaldo Matildo Fillol, were present at the ceremony.

Another of the football characters who wanted to pay tribute to the former Huracán coach, Bgoose o Independiente was the former coach José Pékerman, champion of three U-20 World Cups with Argentina: “A great man in the history of our football has left. A glory.”

Raul ‘Lalo’ Maradona, brother of the Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona -died in 2020-, appeared at the wake and declared that “these are days of enormous sadness”, since both the ’10’ and the entire family “He loved Caesar very much.”

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In his role as general director of National Teams, the ‘Skinny’ endorsed the arrival of Lionel Scaloni, who lacked experience leading big teams, on the bench of Argentina’s senior team, and ended up winning three titles in just a year and a half: the Copa América 2021, the Finalissima 2022 and the World Cup.

Precisely, the coach arrived this Tuesday, as did his assistant in the national team’s coaching staff, also a former soccer player Walter Samuel to pay respects to the family.

EFE

 
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