Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Argentine World Cup winner dies following cardiac arrest

Dubai: Diego Maradona, regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever footballers, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, his spokesman has announced.

Earlier this month, the diminutive Argentina star – who played for clubs such Barcellona, Napoli and Boca Juniors – was released from hospital follwing successful surgery on a blood clot on the brain. It was also revealed at the time he was undergoing treatment for alcohol dependency.

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Maradona captained the Argentina team to 1986 World Cup triumph, scoring one of the world’s most famous and sublime individual goals against England in the semi-final. In the same match he also showed his darker side by using his hand to punch the ball over goalkeeper Peter Shilton to score another goal.

He won two Serie A titles with Italian giants Napoli.

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