Sorry if this article was posted a bit late but nevertheless I still it is important for us to pay tribute to one of Argentine greats.
Yesterday Senor Don Alfredo DI STEFANO passed away following a heart attack on the 5th of July. He was 88 years old.
I’m sure by now we all know the success he had for Real Madrid and his time in Spain but let us also remember the time he played with the Albiceleste; even though it was just a short period, but it was truly a memorable one for sure.
In 1947, Argentina travel to Ecuador to defend its Copa America title. In a round robin format, the team won six games and drew one to emerge champions for the ninth time. DI STEFANO was the team’s top scorer, bagging 6 goals including a hat trick against Colombia. He never represented Argentina after that.
Diego MARADONA once said "I don't know if I was a better player than Pele but I can say without doubt that DI STEFANO was better than Pele."
That to me says it all about the legend!
The AFA have made a request to FIFA to hold a minute silence before the kick off against the Netherlands.
On behalf Mundo Albiceleste and fans of Argentina, Rest in Peace Saeta Rubia, gone but never forgotten!