Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday, will be buried on Thursday, a spokesman has confirmed.

The box with the body of the football legend is still in the presidential palace of Buenos Aires, where thousands of emotional Argentines say goodbye to their hero.

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Maradona, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 60, is buried in Jardin de Paz Cemetery in a suburb of Buenos Aires.

His parents are also buried there.

The coffin containing Maradona's body arrived at the presidential palace in the Argentinian capital on Thursday morning (local time).

When that became known, thousands of fans gathered in front of the Casa Rosada entrance.

The gates of the palace opened on Thursday morning, after which thousands of emotional Argentines gave a final greeting to their idol.

The authorities have placed crush barriers outside the palace to keep the influx of fans in the right direction.

Maradona's body lies in a closed wooden box with his Argentinian football jersey and an Argentinian flag on it.

The many emotional fans who walked past the box threw flowers, shirts and flags at the box.

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Thousands more Argentines on their way to Buenos Aires

According to Argentine media, thousands of fellow countrymen from Maradona to Buenos Aires are still on their way to pay the former star footballer one last tribute.

Due to Maradona's death, the Argentine government declared three days of national mourning on Wednesday.

Maradona, who was active as a player from 1976 to 1997, is seen by many as the best footballer of all time.

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