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Mara and Dona: Argentine twins a dwelling tribute to soccer nice

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Individuals mourn the demise of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, in Buenos Aires

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By Leonardo Benassatto

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Within the Rotundo family in Buenos Aires, the spirit of Diego Maradona has a dwelling tribute: twin nine-year-old women, Mara and Dona, named after the soccer legend who died this week.

The diminutive playmaker, one of many world’s finest ever who led Argentina to World Cup glory, impressed avid assist by means of his magic on the pitch and his charisma off it, regardless of a turbulent private life dogged by dependancy.

Maradona died of coronary heart failure on Wednesday and was laid to relaxation on Thursday amid enormous fanfare and excessive emotion, with hundreds of individuals crowding the streets across the capital as his physique was taken to be buried.

The naming of the twins was by no means doubtful, mentioned their dad, Walter Rotundo, who has a tattoo of Maradona on his again and proudly reveals {a photograph} of the soccer star holding an image of the 2 women as infants.

Walter mentioned the choice over the names went again to the 1990 World Cup when he noticed Maradona cry inconsolably after shedding the ultimate 1-0 to West Germany. He advised his spouse, Stella Maris Prez, the primary time they met that they’d in the future have two daughters – named after the star.

Maradona has nearly cult standing in Argentina, the place his nickname “D10S” is a play of the Spanish phrase for “God” and his famed quantity 10 shirt. Mara and Dona have their very own Argentina shirts with the quantity and their names.

Mara, older than her sister by a minute, mentioned she beloved her title and the story behind it.

“It appears very stunning to me to have this title and what I like essentially the most about this title is understanding why he known as me that. I really feel that this title is great,” she mentioned.

Dona mentioned Maradona’s demise had come as a shock.

“I can not imagine that he died or why he died,” she mentioned. “He’s an excellent individual, he didn’t deserve that.”

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