According to known information, Theo Marca, President of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), is planning to permanently retire the number 10 shirt – the symbol of this country – as a special tribute to the two legends. Argentina’s football players are Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. This is an extremely rare event at the National Team level.
The number 10 shirt has become an inseparable symbol of Argentine football since the 1970s, when Maradona began wearing this number. After that, Messi continued and stuck with the number 10 shirt throughout his peak career. Both of these players have made a great mark in world football history and are considered living legends of Argentina.
The decision to permanently retire the number 10 shirt is an honorable action by the AFA to honor Messi and Maradona, two players who have brought glory and pride to Argentina. In this way, AFA wants to send the message that Messi and Maradona have been representing the spirit and passion of Argentines in the king sport.
Hanging the number 10 shirt on the ceiling of the Argentine National Team’s stadium is not only a form of recognition of the merits and achievements of Messi and Maradona, but also a way to remember and celebrate their immense contributions. The importance of these two stars for Argentine football. This will also inspire generations of young Argentine players, encouraging them to pursue excellence and continue the nation’s great football tradition.
In fact, hanging the number 10 shirt from the ceiling of the stadium was once done with Maradona at Boca Juniors Club, where he became an icon and received the highest respect from the Argentine football community. According to Marca, they hope to recreate this action at the National Team level, so that Messi and Maradona will always be remembered and honored in the hearts of Argentine football fans and the whole world.
Organizing the hanging of the number 10 shirt on the ceiling of the Argentina National Team’s stadium requires unity and consensus from the AFA, along with the consent of Messi and Maradona’s family. If this decision is approved, it will become a memorable historical event and demonstrate Argentina’s deep gratitude to these two great players.