Rabat – Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona has appeared in a photo with Brazilian legend, Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira, in which both are wearing Morocco’s national football team jersey.
The photo was posted on Maradona’s official Facebook page on April 21, perhaps serving as a boon for Morocco’s bid to host the World Cup, as both of the legends have millions of followers and inspire many players and spectators in the football world.
Maradona is known for his love for Morocco, as well as his admiration for the Moroccans and their King Mohammed VI. The star as he was filmed dancing to the Moroccans rhythms during his stay on November 6, 2015, at the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Moroccan Green March, during which he performed a gala match in Laayoune.
Just as Maradona predicted the qualification of Morocco to the Russia 2018 World Cup, shared in a press conference preceding the match, he maintains there is still hope for the team to reach the 2018 World Cup Finals. He has also expressed his intentions and wishes to become a coach for the Moroccan national football team.
The football superstar also talked about Morocco hosting the World Cup in 2026, explaining that it would be quite difficult, even though “Morocco’s infrastructure has developed strongly.”
Regarding the North African bid, Roberto Carlos recently joined the list of ambassadors alongside Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, and El Hadji Diouf to campaign and promote Morocco’s bid.
The country is also expecting Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to join its list of ambassadors.
Could Maradona and Rivaldo join that list?