The 1994 World Cup in the United States was, without a doubt, one of the most controversial in the history of Argentine soccer. Of course, due to the participation of Diego Armando Maradona in that edition. To the DiegoThey remember that it was difficult for him to prepare to be able to be at the appointment. She had to convince Fernando Signorini to help him once again to carry out the preparation, having to move to the El Marito ranchin the province of La Pampa.
“If I have to ask you what happened in the 94 World Cup, what do you think?”asked the daughter of the Argentine idol to support the Professor’s story, in the series “The Daughter of God” produced by HBO Maxremembering what happened in that World Cup, with a revelation that caused noises on social networks.
“Eight days before the start of the World Cup I saw how Doctor Ugalde, who was the team’s doctor, always came and said with the representative Marcos Franchi: ‘So many pills you give him, I’m afraid,’ Dalma Maradona began by saying. And he adds: “Listen to me, why don’t you tell Grondona to issue an order from FIFA to do an anti-doping test on the entire team? He took two or three dunks, and I see that Grondona comes out. I go back to the room from Ugalde and I say to him: ‘And?’ ‘He said no,’ he tells me. ‘What do you mean he said no?’ We can have an atomic bomb under the table!’ “That stayed with me”he said at the end.
The final day: what happened when Maradona is escorted off the pitch
When Maradona was escorted off the field by a nurse in the United States, Signorini tried to handle the situation. “When what happens after the game with Nigeria happens, I’m in my room and after 5 minutes they hit. I open the door and Daniel Cerrini I was crying. He tells me that Marcos Franchi He had confirmed that the positive doping test was Diego’s. ‘What do I do?’, he asks me. ‘Take a plane and go to the end of the world. Because Don Diego is arriving and if he finds you he will shoot you in the head.”he answers.
“With Marcos we entered the room, the bathroom door was on the left and Diego was on the first bed. I pass my hand to him, I tease him and I tell him: ‘Dude, come on, take a shower upstairs.’ We’ll wait for you next door in the other room.’ Not even a minute passed and we heard a heartbreaking scream.”he said later, regarding the sequence that put Argentina’s aspirations in the World Cup in check.
The hope and attempts to keep Diego in the World Cup
“The hopes that Diego could play in the World Cup were resurrected when there was an alleged error in the second test,” according to Signorini himself. “When the doping countertest was given, the person who was there was Roberto Peidró, one of the chief doctors of Argentina, and he saw that the tubes with the sample said the substance what had to be looked for”he added.
Immediately afterwards, he says he says to those present: “This violates protocol. The counter-evidence has no value and therefore, Diego is in the World Cup. When you go to search, You can’t know what you’re going to look for.. He was addressed. The others got angry and They even insulted him.”Fernando recounted in the first person.
However, Signorini pointed out against the former president of AFA as the one in charge of changing the course. “Peidró goes out, meets Grondona and tells him: ‘Don Julio is over. Diego is inside because the protocol… ‘And he tells him: ‘No, don’t talk to anyone about this. “I already took him out of the World Cup.”. According to the former physical trainer, Peidró responds “What do you think he took you out of the World Cup?” “Don’t talk about this,” Grondona responded, and cut him off.
“When the World Cup ends, Mr. Julio Humberto Grondona was appointed Vice President of FIFA and President of the Finance Commission to manage a bag of hundreds of millions of dollars without knowing how to speak english. Do you remember the figurine game, I’ll give you this one in exchange for the other one? “Diego was delivered”Signorini concluded.
The documentary has three chapters called “Love”, “Passion” and “Pain” in which Dalma reviews the history of her father, but also hers. Apart from the Teacher Important characters such as Carlos Tevez or his own Angel Di Maria.
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