How much money will the tribute they prepare to Maradona in Riyadh leave to Barcelona and Boca?

Boca Juniors and Barcelona announced the Diego tribute match for December 14 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Diego Maradona with Barcelona's and Boca Juniors' shirt
Diego Maradona with Barcelona's and Boca Juniors' shirt

The mystery is over. Finally, Boca and Barcelona will face each other on Tuesday, December 14, as part of the Maradona Cup, a tribute match to Diego on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death. The friendly will take place on Tuesday, December 14, in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

On October 12, Turki Alalshikh, director of the General Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia, had announced through his Twitter account the intention to organize this meeting on November 25. That is to say, the same day as Diego's death. In Boca they said they did not know anything about that event, but they were open to hear offers. And the proposal, is in sight, arrived.

"It will be the first time that both teams meet in this Middle Eastern country, in a match in which two of the historic clubs in which Maradona played will play. A match that seeks to recognize the legacy of Pelusa, considered one of the the best players of all time, who passed away on November 25, 2020 leaving a unique legacy in the history of football, "Barcelona communicated through its website.

Turki bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh is a minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a strong connection to the world of sports and the figure of Diego Maradona. He held different positions in the government of his country and currently, in addition to leading the Saudi General Entertainment Authority and being president of the Islamic Federation of Solidarity Sports, he is the owner of the Almería Sports Union, a club that is active in the Second Division of Spain. Oh, he's also a member of the Union of Arab Football Associations and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee.

Beyond the well-deserved tribute, to whoever was the best player in the world, and who wore both shirts, the clubs also do so because of the economic offer that was on the table. Although the exact figures are not yet known, it is known that each of the institutions will take more than 10 million dollars, for their presence at the event.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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