THE SPORT SCAN – Freed last week by the Colombian guerrillas, the father of the Liverpool star could not contain his emotion when he saw his son overthrow Brazil (2-1) in Barranquilla last night.
This is the strong image of the night on the football planet. During the 5th day of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup in the AmSud zone, Colombia overthrew Brazil in Barranquilla thanks to a double scored by its star striker, Luis Diaz. Scorer with a header in the 79th minute, for the 2-1, the Liverpool player brought strong emotion to the entire stadium and especially to his father, present in the stands. Liberated a week ago by the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) after twelve days of captivity, Luis Manuel Diaz could not hold back his tears when he saw the magnificent performance, in the form of a tribute, of his 26-year-old son.
Very emotional, the 56-year-old man seemed close to fainting, forcing his loved ones to support him. His son, galvanized man of the match, could not have dreamed of a better scenario. “Life makes you strong and courageous and I think that’s what football is.” reacted the Reds winger to the final whistle. After experiencing terrible days of anguish, the Diaz family enjoyed a great moment of emotion in the company of thousands of their compatriots.