Days after he was launched by kidnappers, the daddy of Colombia striker Luis Díaz was in tears on Thursday after he watched his son rating each objectives in a 2-1 win over Brazil in a World Cup qualifying match.
Carrying a Colombia jersey and a necklace, Luis Manuel Díaz fell on prime of some individuals subsequent to him within the stands of the Metropolitano Stadium and wept subsequent to his spouse, Cilenis Marulanda, as he celebrated.
Luis Manuel Díaz was held captive for 12 days in a mountainous area by the ELN guerrilla group. He was reunited together with his household on Tuesday.
“I thank God. He makes all of it potential. We now have all the time lived powerful moments, however life makes you robust and courageous. So is soccer and so is life,” Luis Díaz stated after the match. “We deserved this victory.”
Díaz scored each objectives on headers, the primary within the seventy fifth minute and the second within the 79th. It was Colombia’s first win towards Brazil in World Cup qualifying in 15 matches.
“He’s a good friend, he suffered rather a lot today. That is past soccer, he deserves it,” stated Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, a teammate of Díaz at Liverpool.
Armed males on bikes kidnapped Díaz’s mother and father from a fuel station within the city of Barrancas on Oct. 28. His mom was rescued inside hours by police, who arrange roadblocks across the city of 40,000 individuals close to the Venezuelan border.
Díaz and Colombia will tackle Paraguay subsequent Tuesday.
Reporting by The Related Press.
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