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  • New Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

    ‘Messi not at Pele, Maradona’s level’

    Former Brazil playmaker Zico believes that Lionel Messi’s international record counts against him in the debate over whether the Barcelona star is at the same level as the legendary Pele and Diego Maradona.

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    Maradona tells Messi to quit Argentina national team

    Lionel Messi has not revealed his plans with the national team and had decided to sit out games, opting only to inform national team interim coach Lionel Scaloni about his plans, who himself had previously admitted that he was waiting for Messi to come back to the national team at some point.

  • Maradona apologises over 'robbery' comments

    Diego Maradona apologises to FIFA and its referees for saying that England's last 16 win over Colombia in the World Cup was a robbery and that referee Mark Geiger is not up to the task.

  • Maradona could see Argentina’s impending doom

    Argentina’s legendary former player Diego Maradona says that he could see the impending disaster that would take place and seal Argentina’s fate during the Round of 16 match against France.

  • 2018 can still be Messi's WC: Maradona

    Diego Maradona believes in Argentina and hopes that Lionel Messi still has a chance of winning the World Cup.

  • Argentines caught between love and indifference for Maradona

    Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision.

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    Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

    Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina's rollercoaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

  • Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players

    Diego Maradona requests a meeting with Argentina's players in an attempt to inspire the struggling squad ahead of their crucial final World Cup group game against Nigeria.

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    ‘No fighting spirit’ from Argentina: Maradona

    Argentina legend and their 1986 World Cup hero Diego Maradona expresses that the current Argentina team have no fighting spirit in them after they were handed a humiliating 3-0 defeat by Croatia in their second match of the group stage of World Cup.

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    Maradona: Messi doesn’t have to prove anything

    Argentine legend Diego Maradona believes that Lionel Messi just has to enjoy the game and the Barcelona star does not have anything to prove to anyone.

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    Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

    Diego Maradona says he would not be attending daughter's wedding if his wife Rocio Olivia is not invited.

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    Maradona to play Ganguly

    Football’s iconic player, Argentine Diego Maradona is currently on a three day-visit to Kolkata, where he will play a charity match against former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

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    Giving award to Ronaldo and not Messi hurt my soul: Maradona

    Legendary Argentine Diego Maradona admits that handing over the Best FIFA Men's Player award to Cristiano Ronaldo instead of compatriot Lionel Messi hurt his soul.

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    Maradona congratulates Argentina

    Argentina’s former number 10 Diego Maradona expresses pride after Argentina’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

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    'Only Maradona fans want Messi to miss World Cup'

    Former Argentina striker Mario Kempes believes that only Maradona fans will be happy if Lionel Messi does not make the World Cup.

  • Maradona’s wild night in Naples

    Diego Maradona enjoys a wild night in Naples after he attended a ceremony and received honorary citizenship from the Italian city.

  • My invitation to Messi's wedding was lost somewhere: Maradona

    Diego Maradona, who did not get an invitation to Lionel Messi's wedding, says invitation card must have been “lost somewhere”.

  • Maradona prefers Messi, but dubs Ronaldo as incredible

    Argentinian footballing legend Maradona says that he prefers compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but dubs the Portugal captain an "incredible" player.

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    Maradona appointed head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah

    Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has ended a five-year absence from football to return as coach of Al-Fujairah FC, the United Arab Emirates club announced on Sunday.

  • Maradona will visit Kolkata on Sept 18-19

    Argentina’s football wizard Diego Maradona will visit Kolkata on September 18-19 this year, about a month ahead of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Final in that city.

  • No word from Maradona: FIFA

    Soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday it had heard nothing official from Diego Maradona since the Argentine World Cup winner threatened last week to quit his ambassadorial role.

  • Drugs were the biggest problem in my life: Maradona

    Diego Maradona has revealed his drug problems began when he was at Barcelona in the 1980s in an interview with an Italian private television network, Canale 5.

  • Maradona backs 48-team WC

    Diego Maradona on Monday backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, a day before world football's powerful governing council faces a key decision on the issue.

  • Fidel Castro interred in rock

    Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential characters.

  • Friends gather at Castro funeral

    Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba where the revolutionary leader's remains will be laid to rest.

  • El Clasico: Fans' view

    Real Madrid can open a nine-point lead over bitter rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga by winning Saturday's 'Clasico' at the Nou Camp.

  • Maradona mourns "second father" Castro

    For football great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."

  • Maradona's childhood home turned into public museum

    How many sleepless nights did the young man who would become one of soccer's greatest players spend gazing up at the ceiling, imagining dizzying dribbles, spectacular goals and hoisting the World Cup above his head?

  • Messi is what Maradona was

    Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi is the modern-day Diego Maradona, according to Germany great Lothar Matthaus.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

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