Soccer-Maradona's family propose public mausoleum for Argentina great

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By Ramiro Scandolo

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona's family marked the first anniversary of his death on Thursday by revealing that one of his last wishes was for his remains to be left in a mausoleum where fans can pay homage to the former Argentina great.

The family said they had asked the government of Buenos Aires to help them with land to build a Maradona Memorial at the side of a river and close to nature.

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Today, one of your last wishes is starting to become reality, Maradonas family wrote on his Instagram page, alongside the official request.

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The letter said Maradona wanted a place of eternal rest where he can be visited and receive the recognition and love from the millions of people who express it daily through various different means.

The government has not yet commented on the request.

Maradona, the former Boca Juniors and Napoli forward who had battled alcohol and drug addiction for many years, died in November, 2020 from heart failure after undergoing brain surgery that month.

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