Diego MARADONA and Pablo AIMAR will both be attending the U20 World Cup draw next week.
With Argentina having qualified for the U20 World Cup this summer in South Korea, two Argentine legends will be taking part in the ceremony for the group stage draw. Diego MARADONA won the tournament back in 1979 while Pablo AIMAR won it back in 1997 with Jose PEKERMAN as coach. The draw will be held at the Suwon Artrium on 15 March 2017.
FIFA and LOC statement:
“We are very pleased to announce that two of the biggest stars from the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup will take part in the draw for this year’s competition. This will be a fantastic inspiration for the football stars of the future and the fans who will come together in Korea Republic two months from now.”
“It is with great emotion that I will travel to Korea Republic to take part in the draw. It will take me back to where it all started for me, with my first major title in 1979. The U-20 World Cup is the pinnacle for every young player and hopefully this year we will see the Maradonas and Aimars of the future.”
“I feel very honoured to be taking part in this event. I have very fond memories of the tournament we won in 1997. It meant the kick-off of a great footballing career for me and for many of my team-mates.”
The quotes are courtesy of FIFA.com.
Argentina, along with Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela are the four teams from South America which qualified for the tournament. The U20 World Cup will take place frim May 20 until June 11 in South Korea.