The child to whom Morata dedicated the “goal of the star” that put Spain in the World Cup died

Morata dedicated his goal to Miguel Ángel showing a star.

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Because of the brain tumor that he suffered from two years ago Miguel Ángel Pérez passed away. This boy, only 10 years old, was the one Alvaro Morata he dedicated the goal that qualified the Spanish team for the World Cup Qatar 2022.

“Sadly, we have to regret the loss of little Michelangelo. Your joy and your love for the national team always they will be an inspiration to us and all of us who love football ”, the Spanish team reported on Twitter.

In his message, La Roja shared a photo in which Morata appears celebrating the winning goal against Sweden. “Your star, the most beautiful, already shines in the sky. Rest in peace, friend ”, added the selection.

Along the same lines, the Deportivo Alhaurino: “We want to give a big hug to the family in these devastating moments. Rest little one. Although your star has gone out on Earth, will continue to shine from the sky.

Morata dressed up as a hero in mid-November, after scoring at minute 86 the goal with which Spain beat Sweden (1-0) and give him the ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Before this game, thanks to the Little Wish foundation, Miguel Ángel met the Juventus forward and gave him a wand with a star. He promised the boy that if he scored against Sweden he was going to dedicate it, and that’s how it was.

At the time of celebrating the goal, Morata looked for one of the props and showed a star. “The really important things. One of the most beautiful goals that I will mark in my life. It goes for you, Miguel Ángel “, the footballer had published on his social networks.

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