Diego Maradona - updates

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Maradona misses out on first title as coach: 'I nearly died'

May 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The Dorados team mentored by the Argentine football legend loses the Mexican second-division finals

MOVING FORWARD. Diego Maradona previously said he will leave the team after claiming league referees were biased against him. Photo from Maradona's Instagram account (@maradona)

Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

Jun 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The football legend falls ill after animatedly cheering for his country

IMPASSIONED. The loud Diego Maradona becomes the center of attention. Photo by Olga Matseva/AFP

Maradona quits as coach of second division UAE team

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The lawyer of the Argentine legend says the decision came after his team failed to gain promotion

MOVING ON. Diego Maradona’s lawyer says the departure of the former World Cup winner “has been a mutual agreement.” Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

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Jun 27, 2016 - 7:31 PM

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Maradona: Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

Jul 15, 2014 - 8:34 AM

Maradona: I d give Lio the sky but when it s not deserved and it s just marketers who want to make him win something he didn t win it s unfair

THROWBACK. In this file photo, Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona (L) passes by Argentinian forward Lionel Messi in Pretoria, South Africa, 30 June 2010 during the 2010 World Cup. Cezaro de Luca/EPA

'Amazing' Messi is our Maradona, says coach

Jul 01, 2014 - 12:42 AM

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella hailed Lionel Messi s amazing World Cup form on Monday and compared him to Diego Maradona

AMAZING MESSI. Argentinian national team player Lionel Messi practices during a session on June 30. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

World Cup: Five ugly incidents that marred the beautiful game

Jun 25, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Luis Suarez’s bite is just the latest in a long line of ugly incidents that have marred the beautiful game’s biggest event

TWILIGHT SUAREZ. Italy's Giorgio Chiellini (L) was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez (R) during their Group D showdown. Photo by Emilio Lavandeira Jr/EPA

World Cup: Is Spain's elimination the end for tiki-taka?

Jun 19, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Spain s elimination from the World Cup by Chile not only spelled the end for one of the greatest national teams but also threatened the demise of an entire footballing philosophy

THE END OF A PHILOSOPHY? No less than Maradona believes that tiki-taka is outdated. Photo by Oliver Weiken/EPA

World Cup sponsors demand FIFA investigate corruption charges

Jun 09, 2014 - 4:58 AM

Major sponsors Adidas Sony and Visa on Sunday demanded that FIFA thoroughly investigate corruption allegations over Qatar s 2022 World Cup bid

UNDER FIRE. File photo from 2010 shows FIFA President Joseph Blatter announcing that Qatar will be hosting the 2022 Soccer World Cup during the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bid Announcement in Zurich, Switzerland. Photo by Walter Bieri/EPA

Maradona asks for justice in Italy

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:35 AM

Diego Maradona returned to Naples asking for justice in his dispute with Italian tax authorities