Days after he was launched by abductors, the dad of Colombia striker Luis Díaz was in tears on Thursday after he enjoyed his child rating both objectives in a 2-1 win over Brazil in a World Cup certifying match.
Wearing a Colombia jersey and a pendant, Luis Manuel Díaz fell on top of some individuals next to him in the stands of the Metropolitano Stadium and wept next to his betterhalf, Cilenis Marulanda, as he commemorated.
Luis Manuel Díaz was held slave for 12 days in a mountainous area by the ELN guerrilla group. He was reunited with his household on Tuesday.
“I thank God. He makes it all possible. We have constantly lived hard minutes, however life makes you strong and brave. So is soccer and so is life,” Luis Díaz stated after the match. “We shouldhave this triumph.”
Díaz scored both objectives on headers, the veryfirst in the 75th minute and the 2nd in the 79th. It was Colombia’s veryfirst win versus Brazil in World Cup certifying in 15 matches.
“He is a pal, he suffered a lot these days. This is beyond soccer, he isworthyof it,” stated Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, a colleague of Díaz at Liverpool.
Armed males on bikes abducted Díaz’s momsanddads from a gas station in the town of Barrancas on Oct.28 His mom was saved within hours by authorities, who set up obstructions around the town of 40,000 individuals near the Venezuelan border.
Díaz and Colombia will take on Paraguay next Tuesday.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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