Diego Maradona Dies
Football icon, Diego Maradona, has died at 60 years of age.
The Argentine passed away from a heart attack on Wednesday morning, 25 November, in his Tigre private residence in northern Buenos Aires.
Maradona had been admitted to a nearby hospital for brain surgery at the start of November, and was subsequently released to recover at home.Sources claim he was healing well before suffering a cardiac arrest, and paramedics were unable to resuscitate him.
Maradona is considered one of the most skilled footballers to have ever played the beautiful game, with superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both considering him a personal hero.
He helped lead his home country to their second World Cup victory in 1986 – he was skipper of the team that beat West Germany 3-2 in the finals.
In the same tournament, he scored the infamous “Hand of God” goal against England during the quarter-finals.
Tributes and condolences have poured in from all over the world, remembering the talent and exploits of the “Golden Kid”.
The Twitter account of the Argentinian national team also honoured one of the nation’s heroes.
The account tweeted: “You will be eternal in every heart of the football world.”
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