2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Moment of silence in memory of Alfredo Di Stefano

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Together with the Argentina Football Association and Real Madrid, FIFA has decided that the global football community will pay tribute to Alfredo Di Stefano at today’s FIFA World Cup semi-final match between the national teams of the Netherlands and Argentina.

A moment of silence will be held ahead of the match in memory of Di Stefano and a picture of him will be shown on the stadium’s giant screen. Furthermore, Argentina’s national team will wear black armbands.

Di Stefano, one of the greatest players of all-time, passed away on Monday, 7 July, at the age of 88.

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