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Maradona shows support for racism victim Koulibaly

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Diego Maradona has given his backing to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese international was subjected to racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters last week. Argentina great Maradona, who won the Serie A title with Napoli in 1987 and 1990, posted a picture …

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Unique Maradona shirt sold for 12,000 euros

Naples, Italy | AFP |  A unique red Napoli shirt worn by Diego Maradona with a number nine on the back was sold for 12,000 euros ($13,600) at an auction in Turin on Thursday. The Italian club usually wear sky blue and the Argentina star was best-known for wearing the …

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Discord over Maradona’s night at the opera

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Diego Maradona steps into the world of high culture on Monday when epic tales of World Cup glory as well as reflections on his colourful private life are played out at Naples’ famed Teatro di San Carlo. Sadly for the Argentine, who was idolised when …

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Tough love: psychology of Argentina’s Messi relationship

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation’s many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis. Fans’ frustration at the superstar’s missed penalty in Sunday’s defeat to Chile in the Copa …

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Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over ‘Hand of God’

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignited on Wednesday their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine’s infamous “Hand of God” World Cup goal. Maradona, one of the finest footballers to play the game, scored twice in Argentina’s 2-1 victory …

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