Hundreds of people began to enter on Thursday to see Diego Maradona’s coffin at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires after the soccer legend died at age 60.
At a slow pace, people passed in front of the coffin that was wrapped with the Argentine flag and his number 10 shirt.
Skirmishes briefly broke out as crowds jostled while queuing to get in and the police had to detain people.
Maradona’s family and closest friends arrived at dawn before the start of the public wake.
Tens of thousands of people spent the night at a vigil in the Plaza de Mayo, singing songs in tribute to Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup.