Diego Maradona

Messi greater than Maradona, says Scaloni

Lionel Messi has surpassed Diego Maradona as the greatest player of all time, Argentina's World Cup winning coach Lionel Scaloni has said.

Maradona is watching us from above, says Messi

Lionel Messi said Argentina have felt the presence of the late, great Diego Maradona throughout their World Cup campaign, including on Friday when they beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the semi-finals.

Can Messi match Maradona?

Lionel Messi drew level with Diego Maradona's number of World Cup goals and appearances on Saturday, but the current No. 10 knows that only winning the trophy at long last will earn him the same eternal love of his fellow Argentines.

A World Cup without Maradona

As the 14th minute came up on the clock at the Krestovsky Stadium in Russia where Argentina were playing a do-or-die World Cup group match against Nigeria in 2018, Messi brought down a laser-guided aerial through ball from Ever Banega with his thigh, and the second touch from Messi was almost instantaneous before a lethal right-footed shot curled away from the goalkeeper’s reach and into the net. The stadium erupted with Messi’s first goal in that World Cup but one man sitting in the arena had a limelight just about as big as the Argentina number 10 on the pitch.

Giant new mural celebrates 'warrior' Maradona in Buenos Aires

An Argentine artist has painted a giant mural of late soccer legend Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires to commemorate what would have been the World Cup winner's 62nd birthday at the end of October.

Maradona's 'Hand of God' ball to go up for auction

The ball that Diego Maradona used to score his infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal for Argentina against England in 1986 will go under the hammer next month and could fetch up to £3 million.

'Hand of God' match-ball expected to fetch at least $2.8 mln at auction

The football that was at the feet - and hand - of Diego Maradona as he shocked the world with acts of both brazen gamesmanship and breathtaking skill in Mexico 36 years ago has been put up for auction and is expected to sell for at least 2.5 million pounds ($2.8 million).

Michael Jordan's 'Last Dance' jersey sells for record $10.1 million

Michael Jordan's jersey from the opening game of the 1998 NBA Finals sold for over $10 million at an auction on Thursday, making it the most expensive piece of game-worn sports memorabilia in history.

Maradona’s 1986 WC jersey back in Argentina 

German great Lothar Matthäus brought back the jersey Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup final in Argentina on Thursday. 

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

Messi greater than Maradona, says Scaloni

Lionel Messi has surpassed Diego Maradona as the greatest player of all time, Argentina's World Cup winning coach Lionel Scaloni has said.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Maradona is watching us from above, says Messi

Lionel Messi said Argentina have felt the presence of the late, great Diego Maradona throughout their World Cup campaign, including on Friday when they beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the semi-finals.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Can Messi match Maradona?

Lionel Messi drew level with Diego Maradona's number of World Cup goals and appearances on Saturday, but the current No. 10 knows that only winning the trophy at long last will earn him the same eternal love of his fellow Argentines.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

A World Cup without Maradona

As the 14th minute came up on the clock at the Krestovsky Stadium in Russia where Argentina were playing a do-or-die World Cup group match against Nigeria in 2018, Messi brought down a laser-guided aerial through ball from Ever Banega with his thigh, and the second touch from Messi was almost instantaneous before a lethal right-footed shot curled away from the goalkeeper’s reach and into the net. The stadium erupted with Messi’s first goal in that World Cup but one man sitting in the arena had a limelight just about as big as the Argentina number 10 on the pitch.

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Giant new mural celebrates 'warrior' Maradona in Buenos Aires

An Argentine artist has painted a giant mural of late soccer legend Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires to commemorate what would have been the World Cup winner's 62nd birthday at the end of October.

October 14, 2022
October 14, 2022

Maradona's 'Hand of God' ball to go up for auction

The ball that Diego Maradona used to score his infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal for Argentina against England in 1986 will go under the hammer next month and could fetch up to £3 million.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

'Hand of God' match-ball expected to fetch at least $2.8 mln at auction

The football that was at the feet - and hand - of Diego Maradona as he shocked the world with acts of both brazen gamesmanship and breathtaking skill in Mexico 36 years ago has been put up for auction and is expected to sell for at least 2.5 million pounds ($2.8 million).

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Michael Jordan's 'Last Dance' jersey sells for record $10.1 million

Michael Jordan's jersey from the opening game of the 1998 NBA Finals sold for over $10 million at an auction on Thursday, making it the most expensive piece of game-worn sports memorabilia in history.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Maradona’s 1986 WC jersey back in Argentina 

German great Lothar Matthäus brought back the jersey Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup final in Argentina on Thursday. 

November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020

PM mourns death of football legend Diego Maradona

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her profound shock and sorrow at the death of Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona.