Declaran tres días de luto en Cali y dejan a disposición el estadio Pascual Guerrero para el funeral de Freddy Rincón

Declaran tres días de luto en Cali y dejan a disposición el estadio Pascual Guerrero para el funeral de Freddy Rincón

Freddy Rincón died on Wednesday, April 11, 2022, after suffering serious injuries in a traffic accident three days ago. Photo: AFP / Infobae Edition

Colombia begins the holy days with the painful and premature departure of one of the glories of national football, Freddy Eusebio Rincón, whose death occurred on the night of Wednesday, April 13 in Cali (Valle del Cauca), after The athlete remained hospitalized in critical condition after the traffic accident in which he was involved last Monday, April 11.

Before the hard moment, in the Valle del Cauca capital, where they keep great affection for Rincón, being an idol also in America, the local mayor Jorge Iván Ospina decreed three days of mourning and assured that the family of the ‘Colossus’ is receiving all the accompaniment from his administration.

“I have decreed three days of mourning in our city in the face of the painful death of Freddy Rincón. I have directed the Secretaries of Government, Security and Justice, and Communications to make themselves available to the family to organize his funeral”The president published in his official Twitter account in Cali.

The official also made available the stadium of that city, where Rincón was often the protagonist with ‘La mechita’, so that his funeral honors can be carried out, which is expected to generate a massive arrival of the public to give him his last goodbye.

“We have arranged for the Pascual Guerrero Stadium to rest in a burning chamber. Peace in the grave of him”, Ospina reiterated through the social network.

The tragic news of the departure of the Colossus of Buenaventura was known on Wednesday night at a press conference and through a statement issued at the Imbanaco Clinic. where the man who gave him, for the first time in history, the classification of the Colombian National Team to the round of 16 of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, remained for the last three days.

The Quirónsalud Group Imbanaco Clinic, with prior authorization and in the company of their relatives, is allowed to inform the public that despite all the efforts made by our medical and healthcare team, the patient Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia, has died today, the 13th of April 2022. We deeply regret this sensitive event, while we extend our deepest condolences to family, friends, relatives and followers. There will never be a way to express what this really means to us, we invite the whole country to remember him with joy for everything he gave us in life with his sporting achievements.

After receiving the support of Rincón’s fans, family and friends, Cali traffic authorities try to figure out what could have happened in the accident in which he was involved the colossus at 55 years old while it was apparently co-driver of a truck that crashed into a MÍO bus from Cali in the early hours of April 11.

On the other hand, the mayor of Cali, Jorge Ivan OspinaHe spoke on Monday to release new details about the incident in which Freddy was involved. The municipal president was able to collect that the crash against the bus of the public transport system occurred at 4:11 amwhen the ford pickup of dishes UGR 410 collided with a bus in the vicinity of the The Dog Park.

Ospina indicated that apart from Rincón, the investigation of the case managed to identify two other people who were traveling with the former player in the private vehicle: Maria Manuela Patino20 years old, and Diana Lorraine Cortes43 years old, who are out of danger.

So far there is no information about a fourth person who would have also been inside the car and who would be the one behind the wheel, however, there are mixed versions about the latter, since the Cali mobility undersecretary, Edwin Candelo, maintains that Freddy would have driven the car during the collision.

Freddy Eusebio Rincón left an indelible legacy in the history of Colombian soccer. An outstanding career where he demonstrated his talent in four different countries. El Coloso also stood out in the golden era of the Colombian national team in the 1990s, where he participated in the World Cups in Italy 1990, USA 1994 and France 1998. His goal against Germany is considered by many to be one of the Tricolor’s most important goals.


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