Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player.

Mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, has announced the Stadio San Paolo will be renamed the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

De Magistris confirmed the decision on Sunday.

He said, “There are many wonderful ideas, but at the end of the day, the name will be: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.”


The work is already in progress to have the stadium renamed.

The Naples council have also stated the items placed outside by fans in a huge shrine will eventually be brought inside and preserved in a special room in the arena.

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