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Maradona Tour

Saturday 14 February Casa34 organized another ‘Footsteps Maradona Tour’. Two English Football fanatics (Paul & Glenn) who were going to spend one week in South America to see 8 football matches in 3 different countries were taken on board.

Kick off was at 11.00h in the morning when we picked them up with Tito our taxi driver at their hostal in San Telmo. First stop was Villa Fiorito where we took a look at the slumps where Diego was born and raised and where we paid tribute to one of the world’s greatest by visiting the pitch where he learned to play football.

Then it was off to Argentinos Juniors stadium, the team where Diego started his professional career. Clubman Dario led us around through the museum and then on to the pitch where he showed us the seat that Diego’s father still occupies at every home match of this team.

Finally we went to La Boca where we went to a home match of Boca Juniors, the love of Maradona. At 19.00 P.M. we said goodbye to our English friends. A great day and great Tour. For all Photo impressions, take a look at www.flickr.com/photos/casa34!

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In the footsteps of Diego Maradona: on tour with Casa34

Regardless whether you are a football lover or a football hater, everyone has heard of Diego Maradona as one of the greatest football players the ‘beautiful game’ has ever produced. Also, most people know that he is an Argentinian and probably the most (in)famous inhabitant of this proud country. But how many people know that Diego grew up in the slumps of Villa Fiorito, just outside of the city of Buenos Aires, that he was discovered by the scouts of first division team Argentinos Juniors at the age of 9 and that he made his debute in the Argentinan selection at the age of 16 at a home match against Hungary in ‘La Bombonera’? Well whether you know these things or not is not important. Whether you are a Maradona fanatic, or just curious about his footsteps in Buenos Aires: you will definitely like the Maradona Footstep Tour that Casa34 will start organizing starting September 2008. Interested? Please read on! Continue reading