World game icon laid to rest

Thousands have taken to the streets of Bueno Aires to farewell world game icon Diego Maradona.

Maradona passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.

Only family members and close friends were invited to the burial next to his parents Dalma and Diego.

"Diego is not dead, Diego lives in the people," the crowd chanted as the coffin was taken to the cemetery outside the capital.

Maradona will be remembered as one of the games great after leading Argentina to the 1984 World Cup triumph over Mexico.

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