FIFA’s Kind Messages for Luis Diaz Amid Ongoing Search for His Father


FIFA has expressed its “support and prayers” for Luis Diaz, the Liverpool forward whose parents were kidnapped in Colombia. Diaz’s mother has been rescued, but the search for his father is still ongoing. Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, took to Instagram to extend his support to Diaz and his family during this difficult time. The Colombia football federation (FCF) also released a statement on Twitter, urging the captors to release Diaz’s father without any conditions. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described the preparation for their recent game against Nottingham Forest as the most challenging of his life. He emphasized that the team tried their best to support Diaz amidst the adversity. Despite the difficulties, Liverpool won the match and extended their winning streak at home. Klopp acknowledged that it was tough to prioritize a football game on such a day. He expressed that the club was fully committed to providing aid and support to Diaz and his family. Liverpool Football Club issued a statement, acknowledging the ongoing situation and assuring that the player’s well-being is their topmost concern. Colombia’s president, Gustavo Petro, announced the rescue of Diaz’s mother and confirmed that the search for his father continues. Diaz joined Liverpool in 2022 from Porto for an initial fee of £37.5 million, with potential additional payments of £12.5 million. He has made 11 appearances and scored three goals in the current season. Despite being an unused substitute in the recent Europa League match, he played a crucial role in the Premier League victory over Everton. However, he did not feature in the squad for the game against Nottingham Forest.