Who can go to César Luis Menotti’s wake at the AFA grounds?

Who can go to César Luis Menotti’s wake at the AFA grounds?
Who can go to César Luis Menotti’s wake at the AFA grounds?

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) reported that the wake of César Luis Menotti, who died on Sunday at the age of 85, will be held this Tuesday at the property that the entity has in the Buenos Aires city of Ezeiza.

The funeral will take place in the futsal micro-stadium of the Lionel Messi property and can be attended exclusively by family, friends and prominent football personalities. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The AFA ordered that the ceremony not be open to the media.

Menotti, born in Rosario and who led the Argentine team to the world title in 1978, died shortly before the final of the Professional League Cup between Estudiantes de La Plata and Vélez Sarsfield in Santiago del Estero.

Who can go to say goodbye to Menotti at AFA?

  • Relatives
  • Friends
  • Outstanding football personalities

Where will César Luis Menotti’s wake be held?

  • AFA premises in Ezeiza
  • Futsal micro-stadium at the Lionel Messi stadium


  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • The ceremony is not open to the media.

What did César Luis Menotti die of at age 85?

“Flaco” Menotti died on Sunday, May 5 at the age of 85 after fighting an illness. “He was in palliative care,” said a very close journalist.

César Luis Menotti, one of the giant names in national soccer, died. The former coach of the Argentine National Team, world champion in 1978, died this Sunday at the age of 85. The AFA confirmed it through its social networks.

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“The Argentine Football Association regrets to report with great sadness the death of César Luis Menotti, current Director of National Teams and former World Champion coach of Argentina. “See you always, Flaco dear!”, the AFA published on its social networks minutes before 4 p.m. this Sunday.

AFA announced Menotti’s death on social media. (Photo: @afa)

Menotti had spent ten days hospitalized at the beginning of April at the Agote Sanatorium in the Recoleta neighborhood, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. He had been diagnosed with severe anemia. After being discharged, he had returned to his house with his family.

“Menotti died of stomach cancer. He had metastases throughout his body. When he was discharged a couple of weeks ago, he was already in palliative care. “Yesterday he was admitted again to the Agote and died today,” wrote journalist Diego Borinsky, who was very close to “Flaco.”

“El Flaco”, who had recently worked as General Director of National Teams, He was a transgressor when it came to playing football, where he prioritized offense above all things. His aggressive style, good handling of the ball and the constant association between the players on the field made him one of the world leaders.

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