FOOTBALL MOURNS DIEGO MARADONA
Argentinian football legend, Diego Maradona, has died at the age of 60.
The Buenos Aires-born player died of a heart attack after undergoing brain surgery earlier this month, reports News24.
When the news of his death broke, Argentinian president, Alberto Fernandez, declared three days of national mourning.
His international playing career spanned over five World Cups. During the 1986 World Cup, he captained his Argentinian national team to victory.
While his drug and alcohol abuse often made headlines around the world, the Argentinian will forever be known for his “Hand Of God” goal against England during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Besides playing for his national team, Maradona also joined clubs in Span and Italy, where he played big roles in both his clubs winning their league titles.
Once his playing career was over, he went on to manage several international football clubs with great success.
Tributes have been pouring in, with many sharing their thoughts on social media.
Retired English footballer, Gary Lineker, said that Maradona was arguably the greatest of all time, while current football great Lionel Messi referred to him as “eternal”.
Another football legend, Pelé, said that Maradona was a dear friend of his and he hoped that they would play together in the sky one day.
Watch the Optus Sport video below for a tribute to the great Diego Maradona.
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