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Argentines march for ‘justice’ over Diego Maradona death

An expert panel in Argentina is investigating whether medical negligence contributed to football icon’s death last year Buenos Aires, Argentina | Xinhua | Argentines marched through the streets of Buenos Aires on Wednesday to demand justice for the death of Diego Maradona amid allegations of medical negligence. Hundreds of football fans, …

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Maradona autopsy shows no trace of alcohol, narcotics

Buenos Aires, Brazil | Xinhua | A second autopsy has shown that Argentine football legend Diego Maradona did not consume alcohol or narcotics in the days before his death, a local prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack aged 60 on November 25, …

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Messi grateful for Ballon d’Or Dream Team spot

Buenos Aires, Argentina | THE INDEPENDENT |   Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday they felt honored to be named in the greatest team of all time by France Football. Having cancelled its annual Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best footballer because of the coronavirus pandemic, the weekly …

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Tevez on Maradona tribute: ‘I knew I’d score’

Buenos Aires, Argentina | THE INDEPENDENT |    Carlos Tevez revealed he broke a framed display case to use an old Diego Maradona shirt in Boca Juniors’ 1-0 Copa Libertadores victory over Brazil’s Internacional. Tevez scored the only goal of the match in Wednesday’s round-of-16 first leg in Porto Alegre and …

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Maradona’s children pay moving tributes

Buenos Aires, Argentina | THE INDEPENDENT |   Two of Diego Maradona’s five children used social media on Friday to bid an emotional farewell to their father, who died of a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60. “I was always very afraid of my death, but today I’m not anymore because …

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Diego Maradona: The magic of a flawed genius

Buenos Aires, Argentina | XINHUA |    The news should not have come as a shock. Diego Maradona’s death had seemed to be an imminent event for weeks, and arguably much longer. Decades of drug and alcohol abuse had reduced the Argentine football legend to a shadow of the man that …

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Maradona leaves hospital after successful brain surgery

Buenos Aires, Argentina| XINHUA |   Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, more than a week after undergoing brain surgery. The 60-year-old left the Olivos clinic in Buenos Aires in an ambulance and was reportedly taken to a house in Tigre, on the city’s northern outskirts. …

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Maradona turns 60 as football icons applaud

Buenos Aires, Argentina | XINHUA |    Tributes flowed for Diego Maradona on Friday as the Argentinian football legend celebrated his 60th birthday. The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors forward was also honored with the unveiling of a giant mural showing him kissing the 1986 FIFA World Cup trophy in …

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Maradona pleads for ‘Hand of God’ to end pandemic

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has asked the “Hand of God” to deliver the world from the coronavirus pandemic and allow normal life to resume. The World Cup winner referred to his hand-assisted goal in the 1986 World Cup after Argentine football chiefs voted to …

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