Luis Diaz’s father had an incredible reaction to his son scoring twice against Brazil


The striker’s father Luis Diaz witnessed his son score twice for Colombia against Brazil, just days after he was released by his kidnappers.

Diaz scored twice in four minutes to cancel out Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half goal and seal victory in a World Cup qualifier against the Selecao on Friday morning.

It is the first time Colombia have beaten their South American rivals in eight years, after Nestor Lorenzo’s side finished third in the qualifying rankings.


The evening was made even more special by Diaz’s father, Manuel, who was in the stands to watch his son play.

He was unable to contain his emotions when Diaz scored the winning goal, looking up at the sky with outstretched arms.

Just last week, Diaz’s father was reunited with his family after he was handed over to the United Nations and Catholic church officials by members of the ELN guerrilla group.

He was kidnapped on October 28 in his hometown of Barrancas, along with Diaz’s mother, who was released within hours.