Julio Humberto Grondona has been in charge of the AFA since 1979 / PHOTO: FIFA.COM

FC Barcelona regrets the passing away of Julio Humberto Grondona, President of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and first vice-president of FIFA, who died today at the age of 82. Grondona, who has led Argentine football since 1979, has been a key figure in the development of the beautiful game in a country that historically has maintained a close relationship with our organisation.

Through these lines, the Club would like to offer its most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

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