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    Manchester United star Marcos Rojo has stunned teammates with a striking tattoo of Diego Maradona on his leg - dressed as a Cuban rebel leader. Rojo, 30, chose an image of the late great in a cigar-chomping Fidel Castro pose, complete with a communist cap emblazoned with a star. 4Marcos Rojo had a tattoo of Diego Maradona posing as Fidel Castro on his legCredit: Instagram 4The Man Utd defender had the ink done in tribute to the late great MaradonaCredit: Instagram The international defender - currently on loan to his boyhood club Estudiantes in Argentina - spent painful hours having the inking on his right leg. It is a near perfect copy of a picture portrait of the Hand of God star taken when he lived in Cuba - before his death at 60 last November after surgery on a brain bleed. Rojo commented “first session" with a post of...
    DIEGO Maradona was watched through a two way mirror by pals as he romped with mistresses during his wild heyday, it was revealed yesterday. The sex-mad superstar regularly took beauties to his millionaire agent’s plush apartment when cheating on long-suffering wife Claudia Villafane. 4The lothario was seen with a string of glam women throughout his lifetimeCredit: Getty - Contributor 4The footy star had lots of fun - on and off the pitchCredit: AFP But he had no idea agent Guillermo Coppola had installed a full-length two-way mirror opposite the couch where the trysts took place. And notorious playboy Coppola installed a table and chairs behind the mirror to enable his pals to watch Big Brother-style Maradona sex shows. Writer Nancy Dure - who knew Coppola when he represented the Hand of God ace in the 90’s - told an Argentine TV show the agent once showed her the secret room....
    DIEGO Maradona’s personal doctor did forge the football star’s signature to get copies of his medical records, prosecutors have confirmed. Leopoldo Luque was nailed by handwriting experts called in to examine documents seized in a raid on his home and office. 3Diego Maradona's doctor Leopoldo Luque did forge the football star’s signature to get copies of his medical recordsCredit: AFP or licensors Documents show Maradona's original signature alongside forgery practices They proved he had forged the signature in a request for pre-op records from a clinic in September, the prosecutor’s office in Argentina capital Buenos Aires said. World Cup winner Maradona died at his home in November aged 60 following a heart attack after a brain op. Luque, 39, has denied claims of wrongdoing from Maradona’s family, who suggest he was not properly cared for. 3Maradona died at his home in November aged 60 following a heart attack after a...
    Rocío Oliva submitted to Chiche Gelblung’s « truth machine » in Polémica en el bar, and a question about Maradona made her angry (Instagram) The footballer Dew Oliva he was encouraged to « Truth machine » from your partner Chiche Gelblung in Controversy at the Bar, and realized right away that all the questions were about his relationship with Diego Maradona, with whom he was in a relationship for six years. The first thing they asked him was if he had ever gotten along with Dalma and Giannina. « Yes, » Oliva replied, but the machine « detected » the first lie. Horacio Cabak asked him if he would ever be in a relationship with a famous person like Maradona, what Olive He answered affirmatively, adding: «I like men with character, not cute ones». Cabak doubled down. « Did you use Diego’s card extension after he passed away? » He asked. « No, I’ve already cleared that up, » Oliva said with...
    New York : Maradona passed away three months after the forgery. Photo: OLIVER WEIKEN / EFE The neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, physician of the deceased Diego Armando Maradona, used a forged signature of the soccer star to, on September 1, almost three months before he died, ask for his medical history from the clinic where he was being treated, sources of the investigation informed this Friday to Efe. “The conclusion of the handwriting experts is conclusive and says that the signatures were not made by Maradona, but were forgedThey pointed out. After the death of the idol, on November 25 due to a cardiorespiratory arrest, the Justice began an investigation to determine if there was any type of negligence in his medical treatment that could lead to a crime of wrongful death. Although so far the case has not been formally accused or detained, various searches...
    DIEGO Maradona’s exes got into a public spat over his fortune yesterday — with one accused of using his credit card after his death. Rocio Oliva, 30, went on a posthumous splurge according to the lawyer of another of his exes, Veronica Ojeda. 4Rocio Oliva, above, went on a posthumous splurge according to the lawyer of another of his exes, Veronica OjedaCredit: CEN / Rocio Oliva 4Veronica, 43, mother of one of Diego’s children, above, lashed out at Rocio in a TV outburstCredit: CEN / Veronica Ojeda A source close to Mario Baudry said: “Spending was found on a credit card Rocio had in the days after Maradona died. We’re talking about very high expenditure by Rocio. The suspicion is she took advantage of the situation and spent on the card until it was cancelled.” Veronica, 43, mother of one of Diego’s children, also lashed out at Rocio in a...
    Boca Juniors won the Argentine title on Sunday night. Even so, it was a tough week for their star man Carlos Tevez, and it could even mark his last one as a professional footballer. Approaching his 37th birthday, there were times when it seemed that Tevez would not get this far. The former West Ham, Man United and Man City striker looked all washed up in 2019. 6Carlos Tevez celebrates winning the Argentina championship with Boca Juniors on SundayCredit: AFP or licensors 6Tevez has had a torrid time recently with the death of friend Diego Maradona and his father seriously ill after suffering from CovidCredit: AFP or licensors He was often a reserve, and was sometimes not even the first attacking option off the bench. In came coach Miguel Angel Russo, who recognised that Tevez needs to feel important, that he thrives on being the go-to player. Russo made Tevez the...
    December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy Biden urges swift action on giant aid plan with Republicans wary Argentinas Santiago Ponzinibbio pays tribute to Diego Maradona at UFC on ABC 1 weigh-ins © Provided by MMAJunkie Santiago Ponzinibbio could be forgiven for feeling a little emotional heading into his bout with Li Jingliang at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday night. The Argentine welterweight will be making his first appearance inside the UFC octagon since his fourth-round knockout of Neil Magny back in November 2018. Since that win, a succession of unfortunate luck with illness threatened not just to delay his return, but threaten his entire career, as he battled a staph infection, then a bone infection in his leg. Now Ponzinibbio is back to full fitness and ready to go. He made weight at Friday’s official weigh-ins after tipping the scale at 171 pounds, then,...
    DIEGO Maradona’s doctor last night faced claims he forged the dead football great’s signature. Documents appearing to show someone practising the player’s sign-off appeared in several Argentinian news media. 6Leopoldo Luque has been accused of forging Diego Maradona's signatureCredit: AFP 6Documents show Maradona's original signature alongside forgery practices They were said to be at the Buenos Aires home of Leopoldo Luque, 39, who had carried out a brain op on Maradona, 60. One is a signed letter to the clinic from the star asking it to “send a copy of my medical records to Leopoldo Luque”. Another includes the same request but contains several signatures and a third includes a scanned signature understood to be Diego’s original signature with others around it. Prosecutors investigating Maradona’s death in November are hiring handwriting experts. In November, Mr Luque said: “If I’m responsible for anything when it comes to Diego, it was...
    THOSE looking to get in touch with their spiritual side in 2021 need look no further than Jeremy Clarkson. A church named in honour of The Grand Tour presenter and Sun columnist was created in Uganda after he visited the town – but Jezza's not the only unlikely celebrity to be graced with godlike admiration. 13A church has been set up in Jeremy Clarkson's honour in the Ugandan village of Jezza 13A source close to the presenter said 'a church in his honour is long-overdue'Credit: PA:Press Association “Jeremy is terribly flattered and very much likes the town," a source close to Clarkson said. “He even bought an armchair from it, once. “Frankly a church in his honour is long-overdue." The bizarre institution, known as the JJeza Holiness Church, is the latest place of worship dedicated to an unlikely celebrity. Here are some of the strangest celebrity...
    DIEGO MARADONA'S daughter has urged people not to blame her dad for Argentina’s rising number of coronavirus cases in an emotional open letter. Critics of the public wake which took place after the legend’s untimely death on November 25 raised concerns at the time over the effect of the mass gathering on the South American nation’s coronavirus situation. 4Giannina Maradona (left) hit back at critics of her late father's public wakeCredit: EPA The day ended with violent clashes between the police and some fans outside the Casa Rosada, before Maradona’s coffin was driven to a cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires by a police-accompanied motorcade past a massive crowd. Argentina this week recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases in two months, with the province of Buenos Aires suffering the most. Giannina Maradona, the youngest of the late footballer’s two daughters with ex-wife Claudia Villafane and the former...
    A 25-year-old female footballer has joined the battle to be recognised as one of Diego Maradona's growing brood of children. Argentinian Eugenia Laprovittola is said to have launched a paternity suit to try to prove the former Naples and Barcelona star is her father. Reports in Argentina say she was adopted as a child and was only told who her 'real dad' was during a reunion with her birth mum a couple of months ago. Famous Argentinian journalist Luis Ventura, who has spoken to Eugenia, insists Maradona was made aware of her intention before he died from heart failure aged 60 on November 25. Argentinian Eugenia Laprovittola, pictured above, is said to have launched a paternity suit to try to prove the former Naples and Barcelona star is her father Reports in Argentina say she was adopted as a child and was only told who her 'real dad'...
    Customs agents at Istanbul Airport scored a huge goal Wednesday against a drug trafficking network when officers discovered cocaine concealed inside portraits of the late Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. The cocaine shipment - 2.65 kilos worth $227,000 - was being smuggled by a 72-year-old German man who had arrived on a flight from Colombia. The suspect, whose name has not been released by Turkish authorities, drew the attention of the agents when the x-ray machine detected his suspicious luggage. A sniffer dog subsequently then alerted the customs officials, who removed his belongings for a secondary inspection. Customs agents at Turkey's Istanbul Airport seized 2.65 kilos of cocaine from 12 paintings of late soccer legend Diego Maradona in the luggage of a 72-year-old German man who arrived on a flight from Colombia on Wednesday. The suspect, whose name was not released by authorities, remains in custody A customs agent at...
    Diego Maradona was ultimately undone by a feeble body ravaged by years of drug dependency and a never-say-die mindset which drove him to rush back from repeated injuries and never allow his battle-scarred body to heal. The football legend tragically passed away at his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 25, after suffering a fatal heart attack in the aftermath of major brain surgery. Now, a fresh and exclusive documentary to be aired on discovery+ takes a deeper look into the extraordinary life of Maradona, piecing together the trail of clues which ultimately lead to his lonely and premature death in the Argentinian capital.  The extent to which Diego Maradona pushed his body has been revealed in a new explosive documentary, examining how the world's greatest footballer eventually came undone Maradona's hugely successful career contained a dark side of constant abuse and wild excess RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Move Over, Mr. Darcy! Regé-Jean Page Is the Regency-Era Man of Our Dreams Some of the most expensive domain names ever Diego Maradona had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death, his autopsy showed © Getty/Marcelo Endelli Diego Maradona. Getty/Marcelo Endelli Diego Maradona had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death, his autopsy has revealed, according to reports from Argentina. According to news agency Télam, the most recent report did, however, reveal the presence of drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. Maradona died aged 60 on November 25 at his home in Buenos Aires.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Diego Maradona had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death, an autopsy has revealed, according to reports from Argentina. The Argentine died aged 60 on...
    Diego Maradona. Getty/Marcelo Endelli Diego Maradona had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death, his autopsy has revealed, according to reports from Argentina. According to news agency Télam, the most recent report did, however, reveal the presence of drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. Maradona died aged 60 on November 25 at his home in Buenos Aires.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Diego Maradona had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death, an autopsy has revealed, according to reports from Argentina. The Argentine died aged 60 on November 25, just two weeks after his discharge from hospital following brain surgery. According to Argentine news agency Télam, a preliminary autopsy earlier this month determined that Maradona died in his sleep after suffering an acute pulmonary edema, effectively a build-up of fluid in...
    DIEGO MARADONA had no traces of alcohol or illegal drugs in his blood and urine when he died - but he was suffering major heart, liver and kidney problems.  But tests carried out after a post-mortem following the footy legend’s death on November 25 death did show up a cocktail of prescription drugs including Quetiapine, Venlafaxine and Levetiracetam. 2Diego Maradona had no traces of alcohol or illegal drugs in his blood and urine when he diedCredit: AFP Some of the pills had already been named as being among those the former Napoli and Barcelona star is thought to have been taking in the run-up to his untimely death at a rented home near Buenos Aires following a hospital brain blood clot op. Quetiapine is used to treat mood disorders including depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Antidepressant Venlaxfaxine is sometimes used to treat panic attacks. Levitiracetam belongs to a class of...
    A doctor who treated Diego Maradona for three decades has insisted that his death was a 'form of suicide' and that the footballing legend was 'tired of living'.  Dr Alfredo Cahe, who treated Maradona between 1977 and 2007, believes the Argentine sportsman may have stopped eating or taking his medication after entering a state of depression following brain surgery shortly before his death. 'This just does not seem like a simple heart attack to me,' he told an Argentine radio station on Sunday. Diego Maradona's doctor of 30 years has claimed the sporting legend's death was 'a form of suicide' brought on by a deep depression that began following brain surgery (file image) Dr Alfredo Cahe believes Maradona may have stopped eating or taking his medication following his discharge from hospital after surgery, sparking the cardiac arrest that killed him Dr Cahe also claimed that Maradona had attempted...
    FOOTIE legend Diego Maradona’s body could be dug up and displayed with his trophies. The 60-year-old Argentine Hand of God star’s dying wish was to be embalmed. ⚠️ Read our Diego Maradona death live blog for the latest news & updates 5Diego Maradona's body could be dug up and displayed with his trophiesCredit: AFP 5The football legend wanted to be embalmed after his deathCredit: AFP - Getty He told lawyer Matias Morla in a letter that he wanted a similar tribute to Russian leader Vladimir Lenin, whose preserved body has been on show in Moscow’s Red Square since 1924. Maradona’s letter, signed on October 13 — weeks before his death from a heart attack — says: “After a deep analysis I want to express my wish that after my death my body be embalmed and exhibited in said museum, surrounded by my maximum trophies, personal objects and beloved memories to...
    More On: diego maradona Soccer legend’s daughter calls his lawyer a ‘chicken’ in funeral feud Female soccer player threatened after protesting Maradona tribute Who was Diego Maradona? Inside the soccer icon’s life, death, and career Maradona’s doc says he is ‘scapegoat’ for star’s death The body of late Argentinian soccer great Diego Maradona can’t be cremated yet — because his DNA may still be needed in multiple outstanding paternity lawsuits, a court has ruled. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack last month at 60, and was buried Nov. 26 in a cemetery just outside Buenos Aires. He left behind five recognized children and six with filiation requests, who are part of a complex inheritance process in Argentina. One of the six rumored offsprings is 25-year-old Magali Gil, who says she found out two years ago that Maradona was her dad. On Wednesday, an Argentine court ruled that...
    Our favorite holiday TV episodes and movies 15 Money Truths Your Successful Friends Won’t Tell You Diego Maradona cant be cremated until multiple paternity suits are settled and his DNA is no longer needed for tests © Getty/Jam Media Diego Maradona. Getty/Jam Media Diego Maradona's body can't be cremated until multiple paternity suits are settled and his DNA is no longer needed for tests, an Argentine court has ruled. Maradona has five recognized children and six with filiation requests, all of whom are part of a complex inheritance process. Maradona's estate includes jewels, land, prestigious properties as well as image rights contracts that remain in effect despite his death, according to Corriere della Sera. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Diego Maradona's body can't be cremated until multiple paternity suits are settled and his DNA is no longer needed for tests, an Argentine court has ruled. Maradona died of...
    Diego Maradona. Getty/Jam Media Diego Maradona's body can't be cremated until multiple paternity suits are settled and his DNA is no longer needed for tests, an Argentine court has ruled. Maradona has five recognized children and six with filiation requests, all of whom are part of a complex inheritance process. Maradona's estate includes jewels, land, prestigious properties as well as image rights contracts that remain in effect despite his death, according to Corriere della Sera. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Diego Maradona's body can't be cremated until multiple paternity suits are settled and his DNA is no longer needed for tests, an Argentine court has ruled. Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 last month and was buried in a cemetery just outside of Buenos Aires on November 26. He left behind five recognized children who are part of a complex inheritance process, alongside six others with...
    DIEGO Maradona’s death probe has taken a new twist as it emerged cops have searched the home of his accountant’s brother. Investigators also seized his phone to search it for evidence as part of the raid sparked by the football legend’s death on November 25. 5Diego Maradona died of heart failure on November 25Credit: AFP or licensors He was named locally as Maximiliano Trimarchi and identified as the brother of Diego’s accountant Andrea Trimarchi. Sources close to the case told Argentinian media the new witness had been at the rented house where the World Cup hero was staying after a brain blood clot operation. He had reportedly not made investigators aware of his presence. Maximiliano has been pictured in local media wearing a large sombrero as he poses alongside Maradona - who is happily chomping on a cigar. “The importance of the seizure of the mobile lies in...
    THE ultimate all-time dream team has officially been named - and it's jam-packed with stars. France Football - the publication behind the Ballon d'Or - have created their ultimate XI after asking 140 journalists to vote. 14The all-time Ballon d'Or dream team looks utterly unbeatable 14The Ballon d'Or dream team second XI includes some huge names 14The Ballon d'Or dream second team includes some superstar names Those votes have now been counted and a first, second AND third XI have all been revealed. Check out the story behind the best XI, below... GK - Lev Yashin 14Lev Yashin makes the first XI ahead of Buffon and Neuer Second XI - Gianluigi Buffon Third XI - Manuel Neuer THE acrobatic Dynamo Moscow legend has long been regarded as the best goalkeeper of all-time. The 74-cap Soviet Union icon played 812 matches during his career and is believed to have saved around...
    Lionel Messi has been urged to sign for Napoli and follow in Diego Maradona's footsteps by Kevin-Prince Boateng. Maradona, who passed away at the age of 60 on November 25, enjoyed his best years in football with the Serie A giants. 3Lionel Messi has been urged to leave Barcelona and join Napoli to honour Diego MaradonaCredit: AP:Associated Press 3In Naples Diego Maradona enjoyed God-like statusCredit: Rex Features He is revered as a hero in Naples, and Boateng believes it would be fitting for Messi, 33, to sign for the club to honour the World Cup winner. The Barcelona star's contract expires in 2021, and Monza midfielder Boateng says that will be the perfect time for Messi to leave the Camp Nou. "Messi's going to finish his contract at Barcelona, [but] how amazing would it be if he would just call Napoli and say 'I will come'?" Boateng told ESPN. "'They...
    A young mum who claims to be Diego Maradona's lovechild says it is her 'universal right' to know if the football legend was her dad. Italian Magali Gil said she will never stop until she knows the truth which could leave her with a chunk of his £37million fortune. She said she wants DNA tests done to prove one way or the other if the late Argentine superstar was her father. In an Instagram video Magali Gil said: 'Hello, I'm Magali Gil. I decided to make this video and to make the announcement to put an end to all the speculation and theories that have been circulating around my case' Italian Magali Gil said she never stop until she knows the truth which could leave her with a chunk of Diego Maradona's £37million fortune. Maradona is pictured above in a photo posted on Magali's Instagram  The 25-year-old started legal...
    HOME-GROWN hero Lorenzo Insigne paraded a huge tribute tattoo of Napoli's greatest import Diego Maradona - at the stadium the Italians have renamed after the late legend. Argentine World Cup winner Maradona, Napoli's and arguably the world's best-ever player, died aged 60 on November 25 after a heart attack. 4Naples-born striker Lorenzo Insigne revealed a Diego Maradona tattoo, knowing how much the late Argentina legend meant to the Serie A clubCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Lorenzo Insigne has a lasting tribute to all-time great Diego Maradona, by far the greatest ever player for NapoliCredit: AFP or licensors 4Diego Maradona, who died last month aged 60, was with Napoli from 1984-91Credit: Hulton Archive - Getty And as his home country ponder putting the face of the dazzling dribbler on their banknotes, Italy striker Insigne unveiled his own lasting ink tribute - on a suitably dramatic night of Europa League football The Naples-born star...
    HE will for ever be remembered as the footie genius whose outrageous Hand of God con trick knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup. But Diego Maradona was an even bigger cheat off the pitch, siring at least six alleged love children with a string of glamorous women. 8Maradona with ex-wife Claudia and daughters Dalma and Giannina in 2008Credit: Getty Images - Getty With the kids he is known to have had it makes enough for a football team. And the entire brood is now locked in a Hand of Wad battle for his secret £37million fortune after he died of a heart attack at 60 last month — without leaving a will. Five acknowledged children, six or seven more who claim to be Maradona’s, plus four of his five sisters and at least three ex-lovers are all battling for a cut. Because despite his chaotic drink and drug-fuelled...
    (CNN)Some last-minute drama denied Napoli victory in its first match at the newly renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.Last week, Naples city council confirmed the renaming of the Stadio San Paolo in honor of the Argentine legend, who died last month at the age of 60.Maradona, one of the greatest footballers in history, holds a God-like status in the southern Italian city after spending seven memorable years playing for Napoli, guiding the club almost single-handedly to its first Serie A title.On Thursday, Napoli welcomed Spanish side Real Sociedad to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for a crucial Europa League clash, in which both sides could either make it through to the knockout stages or find themselves eliminated.Polish international Piotr Zieliński gave Napoli the lead inside the opening 35 minutes and it was an advantage the Italian side held for the remainder of the 90 regulation minutes. However, less than two minutes...
    In the span of just two weeks, the world lost Diego Maradona and Paolo Rossi, two players linked because they represented the best of 1980s soccer. The deaths of Diego Maradona and Paolo Rossi over the past two weeks has left the sports world mourning two of soccer’s greatest players. Only a few years later, in 1987, Maradona would lift Napoli to their first-ever Serie A title. He’d do it again just three years later. Those remain the only two Italian league titles Napoli have ever won. Once again, my family celebrated those championships, this time from our living room halfway around the world in New York City. Once again, we shed tears. Rossi played for Juventus, Napoli’s bitter rival. Rossi and Maradona faced off against each other in the mid-80s just as the rivalry between these two clubs intensified. Rossi and Maradona even battled one another on the national...
    DIEGO Maradona’s relatives began fighting over his £37million fortune yesterday — with at least 16 battling for a slice. The Argentine footie legend, who died from a heart attack last month aged 60, did not leave a will. ⚠️ Read our Diego Maradona death live blog for the latest news & updates 10Diego Maradona's family have started battling for his £37million fortuneCredit: AFP 10Diego - pictured with wife Claudia Villafane and daughters Yanina Dinora and Dalma Nerea - died last month aged 60Credit: Reuters 10The footie legend has five kids including his two eldest children Giannina and DalmaCredit: AFP - Getty 10He is also believed to have seven more love-children Credit: Bongarts - Getty 10Maradona had recognised two sons, both named DiegoCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Maradona, whose Hand of God goal helped end England’s 1986 World Cup run, had five children. Their claims were staked at a secret location...
    Diego Maradona’s eldest daughter Dalma branded his lawyer “chicken” after he claimed he was banned from the footie icon’s funeral and wake. In a leaked WhatsApp message, Matias Morla said he was “never going to forget the fact.” He called the Argentinian star, 60 — who died last month of heart failure — his “best friend”. Dalma, 31, hit back on Instagram by calling him a “cagon” — Spanish for “wimp” or “chicken”. Dalma, who Maradona had with his former wife Claudia Villafane, added that the family was ­taking legal action against Morla. The two sides’ relationship has been strained for years owing to legal battles between Maradona and his ex over ownership of belongings.
    AN Argentine senator has proposed putting an image of the late Diego Maradona on new banknotes. The football legend, who led Argentina to 1986 World Cup glory, died two weeks ago at the age of 60. 2Diego Maradona could feature on Argentine tenderCredit: AFP - Getty And Senator Norma Durango, 68, presented a bill to Congress on Monday, that would see the national hero feature on the 1,000-peso (£9) note, Argentina's highest denomination. If the bill is passed, the note would feature Maradona's face on one side. And the other would be adorned by a picture of one of his most famous goals. According to La Nacion the bill suggests the notes should feature Maradona scoring his wondergoal against England at the 1986 World Cup. Senator Durango also suggested putting his image on commemorative stamps. She said: "The idea is not just to recognise our most important idol, but also...
    Originally Published by: Diego Maradona carers failed to look after him, report says Maradonas son asks Messi to give up No. 10 shirt Napoli renames stadium Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Pele tells Maradona I love you Diego Maradona’s eldest daughter Dalma branded his lawyer “chicken” after he claimed he was banned from the footie icon’s funeral and wake. In a leaked WhatsApp message, Matias Morla said he was “never going to forget the fact.” He called the Argentinian star, 60 — who died last month of heart failure — his “best friend”. Dalma, 31, hit back on Instagram by calling him a “cagon” — Spanish for “wimp” or “chicken”. Dalma, who Maradona had with his former wife Claudia Villafane, added that the family was ­taking legal action against Morla. The two sides’ relationship has been strained for years owing...
    RAMON DIAZ was a left footed striker who came through the youth ranks with Diego Maradona. Diaz was top scorer, Maradona was chosen as best player when Argentina won the first World Under-20 Cup in 1979.  4Ramon Diaz, left, was sacked by Botafogo without taking charge of a game after a monthCredit: AFP - Getty 4Famously, Diaz fell out with Diego Maradona after the 1982 World Cup and he never played for Argentina againCredit: AFP - Getty Afterwards they fell out, and the international career of Diaz did not extend beyond the 1982 World Cup, but he was a consistent goal scorer in Italy and France during the 80s, before later embarking on a successful coaching career. He won the Copa Libertadores, South America’s Champions League, with his beloved River Plate in 1996, and has taken charge of other Argentine giants such as San Lorenzo and Independiente. There are two...
    An interim medical report on the death of football legend Diego Maradona has revealed he was "not monitored properly and was not taking prescribed heart medication". Prosecutors investigating his death last month at the age of just 60 after an operation to remove a blood clot on the brain also added that nursing staff assigned to look after him appeared to have "seriously failed in their duties". 9An interim medical report has found Maradona was not 'monitored properly' before his deathCredit: Instagram 9Authorities raided the office of his personal physician last monthCredit: EPA 9Maradona laying in state at the chapel in Buenos Aires' presidential palaceCredit: AFP 9Fans take part in tributes to Maradona Credit: EPA A file for possible manslaughter has already been opened into the former Barcelona and Napoli star's death at his home in Buenos Aires twelve days ago and his neurosurgeon Dr Leopolodo Luque has been under...
    (CNN)The Italian city of Naples has renamed Napoli football club's San Paolo home stadium after Diego Maradona.Maradona, one of the sport's greatest players who died last month at 60 years old, holds a God-like status in the southern Italian city after spending seven memorable years playing for the Serie A club.Naples city council confirmed the renaming of the stadium in his honor on Friday. It will now be known as the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis previously said in a statement: "I believe it is right to name the San Paolo after you, so we can keep you with us as a witness of the excellent path this team has taken."A flag in Napoli's stadium pays tribute to Maradona.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresRead MoreMaradona led Napoli to the club's first Serie A title in 1987 and a second in 1990. Murals of the Argentine...
    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Italian club Napoli renamed its stadium in honor of former captain Diego Maradona on Friday. The Naples city council unanimously approved the change of name from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. “Napoli is delighted about today’s decision,” the club said in a brief online statement. Maradona died last week aged 60 in his native Argentina. Fans gathered in their thousands at Napoli’s stadium to mourn him, leaving candles, flowers, pictures and notes. In a seven-year stint at Napoli from 1984-91, Maradona led the club to its only Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990, the Italian Cup in 1987, and its only major European title, the UEFA Cup, in 1989. The day after his death, Maradona was honored by Napoli at its Europa League match against HNK Rijeka when every player wore a shirt inscribed with ‘Maradona 10.’ ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer...
    NAPOLI have officially renamed their famous San Paolo home Stadio Diego Armando Maradona - in honour of their greatest ever player. The Argentine legend died aged 60 on November 25, sending the football world into mourning. 4Napoli's home has been renamed in Diego Maradona's honourCredit: Reuters 4The Argentine is Napoli's greatest ever playerCredit: Getty Images - Getty And no club was more touched than Napoli, for whom he inspired to win two Serie A titles, a Uefa Cup and Coppa Italia during a stunning seven-year spell. In revealing his plans to try and make the change last week, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis admitted that he's been trying to do so for the last 17 years. He told Sky Italia: "I've been in talks with local authorities for the past 17 years, I have always asked to buy the stadium and rename it 'Diego Armando Maradona'. "If then, for tradition,...
    (CNN)Pele has paid a new emotional tribute to his "great friend" Diego Maradona. Both men are considered two of the best players in history and shared a good relationship in the years after their retirement. "Many people loved to compare us all their lives. You were a genius that enchanted the world. A magician with the ball at his feet. A true legend," Pele wrote in a message on social media Wednesday. "But above all that, for me, you will always be a great friend, with an even bigger heart."Pele's post on Facebook was accompanied by four pictures of the Brazilian soccer great together with Maradona. The first photo was of Pele strumming on a guitar, with a youthful and smiling Maradona watching on. The post has attracted thousands of shares and comments.Read MoreMaradona led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, whilst Pele burst onto the scene as a...
    LEGENDARY Brazilian footballer Pele has paid an emotional tribute to the late Diego Maradona on social media. And the 80-year-old has begged fans to stop compairng their talents and focus on 'admiring each other more'. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pelé (@pele) 7Pele has called on football fans to not compare the twoCredit: AFP or licensors World Cup winner Maradona, 60, an icon in Argentina, died of heart failure at his home in the capital after a period of ill health. Pele was one of the first to post a tribute as reports of his death began to emerge, saying that he will 'play football in the sky' with him. And now the leading goal scorer of all time has opened up on his friendship with Maradona. Translated from Portuguese, he wrote on Instagram: "Seven days have passed since you left. "Many people loved to compare...
    Lionel Messi. Getty/J Barro Lionel Messi has been fined $725 for his tribute to Diego Maradona after scoring in FC Barcelona's 4-0 win over Osasuna, reports TMZ. The Argentine took off his shirt after his goal to reveal a Newell's Old Boys jersey with Maradona's No. 10 on his back. Both Messi and Maradona have featured for the Rosario club.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lionel Messi has been fined $725 for his tribute to Diego Maradona after scoring in FC Barcelona's 4-0 win over Osasuna on Sunday. The Argentine took off his shirt after scoring his goal to reveal a Newell's Old Boys jersey with Maradona's No.10 on the back. Both Messi and Maradona have previously featured for the Rosario club.  Messi was shown a yellow card for his tribute on the day, and on Wednesday was hit with the €600 fine, according to TMZ....
    This is the cramped makeshift bedroom where Diego Maradona spent his final days - a small ground-floor playroom with a wardrobe doubling up as a door to give him a small amount of privacy in what proved to be the last weeks of his life.  After leaving hospital on November 11 following a brain blood clot operation, Maradona was supposed to sleep in an upstairs en-suite bedroom which his daughter Jana had prepared after signing a £12,000 three-month rental contract.  But the ground-floor room ended up being transformed into a substitute bedroom because of the difficulty he had getting up stairs following his surgery. Pictures published by Argentinian media showed a wardrobe had been dragged into the space between the emergency bedroom and the living room. Maradona, who was 60 when he died last Wednesday from heart failure, did not even have a proper toilet in the makeshift bedroom and made do...
    CARLOS TEVEZ paid an emotional tribute to the 'King of Kings' Diego Maradona when scoring for Boca Juniors. Wednesday night's Copa Libertadores clash with Internacional was won by the Argentine's clinical finish. 4Carlos Tevez unveiled a vintage Boca Juniors shirt with Diego Maradona's No10Credit: Getty - Pool 4The striker also kissed an armband which declared Maradona the 'King of Kings'Credit: AFP or licensors After scoring on the hour-mark, the 36-year-old unveiled a vintage Boca kit bearing the legend's No10. The captain then took off his armband that contained Maradona's birth year and the phrase 'Rey de Reyes' - or 'King of Kings' - and kissed it. Like Maradona, Tevez played for Boca at the start and end of his career having conquered European football in his prime. Wednesday's goal was a classic poacher's effort in the last-16 first leg against the Brazilian side. A mix-up in the Internacional defence allowed...
    ONE of Diego Maradona's sons has called for Lionel Messi to retire his Argentina and Barcelona No10 shirt in honour of his dad. Maradona, who died last week age 60, famously lifted the World Cup with his country in 1986 where he was undoubtedly regarded as the best player on the globe. 3Diego Maradona created history with the legendary No10 shirtCredit: Sports Illustrated - Getty Messi is now filling Maradona's boots with his national side although has yet to achieve the same success wearing blue and white. Maradona also won La Liga with Barca wearing the No10 jersey which is a far cry from Messi's ten titles. And the legend's son, also named Diego, believes all his former clubs should retire the shirt to remember his old man. Reported by Marca, he said: "In the teams where he played, I think so, including Barça. I have...
    ROBIN VAN PERSIE has revealed how he was repeatedly kissed by Diego Maradona - including on his LEG. Arsenal and Manchester United great Van Persie said he idolised the Argentine legend, who died last week aged 60. 1Robin van Persie has revealed the special bond between him and the late Diego MaradonaCredit: Instagram Holland striker RVP met Maradona several times, including in Dubai during the South American's spell coaching local club Al-Wahda. Van Persie, 37, has now recalled the Hand of God sinner's bizarre introduction in 2012. He wrote in De Telegraaf: "As a young player I was inspired by Maradona, and that has never left me. "He was unique as a footballer and a person.  He was extreme in every respect, with his style of play and his personality. "Yes, he made mistakes in his life, but who hasn't?  The people who get started on him have also made...
    MADRID — A soccer player from a women’s lower-division team in Spain has received threats after protesting against Diego Maradona. Paula Dapena, who plays for club Viajes Interrías, sat on the ground with her back to the sideline during a minute of silence for Maradona before a friendly match on Saturday. Dapena said she didn’t want to participate in the tribute to the Argentina great, who died last week at age 60, because of past accusations of domestic violence made against him. An altercation between Maradona and his partner was caught on video some years ago, but he was not charged. Dapena was flooded with messages of support on social media but also with threats of violence against her. She told Spanish media on Tuesday that she planned to report the threats to authorities. “They are not going to silence me,” she was quoted as saying in the Sport...
    More On: diego maradona Who was Diego Maradona? Inside the soccer icon’s life, death, and career Maradona’s doc says he is ‘scapegoat’ for star’s death Officials raid home of Diego Maradona’s doctor Funeral worker apologizes for selfie with Diego Maradona’s body MADRID — A soccer player from a women’s lower-division team in Spain has received threats after protesting against Diego Maradona. Paula Dapena, who plays for club Viajes Interrías, sat on the ground with her back to the sideline during a minute of silence for Maradona before a friendly match on Saturday. Dapena said she didn’t want to participate in the tribute to the Argentina great, who died last week at age 60, because of past accusations of domestic violence made against him. An altercation between Maradona and his partner was caught on video some years ago, but he was not charged. see also Who was Diego...
    LIONEL MESSI has been hit with a £540 fine for his tribute to Diego Maradona after the legend’s death. THe Barcelona superstar started his career at Newell's Old Boys and unveiled their shirt in tribute to his fellow Argentine - who also played there - after scoring in Sunday's 4-0 win against Osasuna. 1Lionel Messi has been fined £540 for his tribute to the late Diego MaradonaCredit: Reuters The goal had striking similarities to a goal scored by Maradona on his Newell's debut 27 years ago. He picked up the ball outside of the box, beat two defenders then fired a shot into the far corner of the net. The celebration forced referee Mateu Lahoz to book Messi for removing his Barca shirt, in line with the Spanish FA's rules. It has now been confirmed that the 33-year-old has now been sanctioned. The forward, who earns over £60m-a-year, should have...
    THIS is the cramped makeshift bedroom Diego Maradona died in - a small ground-floor playroom with a wardrobe doubling up as a door. Pictures show how a closet was used as a barrier to give the ailing soccer legend a minimum of privacy in the tragic finale to a lifetime of history-making achievements on the pitch. 11Diego Maradona spent his final days in this makeshift bedroom, with a wardrobe pulled across for privacyCredit: Gerard Couzens 11He had to sleep in the ground-floor playroom as he struggled on the stairsCredit: Gerard Couzens 11Maradona on the day he was discharged from hospital, with physician Leopoldo LuqueCredit: AFP or licensors Maradona's daughter Jana signed a £12,000 three-month rental contract on a house near Buenos Aires shortly before he left hospital on November 11 following a brain blood clot op. He was supposed to sleep in an upstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom that had...
    (CNN)Argentine authorities raided the home and office of Diego Maradona's psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov on Tuesday, the San Isidro Attorney General's Office told CNNE.The raids took place amid an ongoing investigation into possible manslaughter, the prosecutor working on the case, San Isidro's Attorney General John Broyad, told CNNE. Not a single person has been officially charged in this case, although many are being investigated, including Cosachov.Speaking to local media in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, Cosachov's lawyer Vadim Mischanchuk said the raids weren't surprising."It's a measure that doesn't surprise us at all," Mischanchuk said. "Whenever [the circumstances into] a person's causes of death are investigated, these measures are usually taken."Read MoreMischanchuk also expressed his client's willingness to cooperate with the authorities, adding that Maradona's medical homecare recommended by Cosachov met the proper medical criteria. Speaking to Argentina's official news agency Telam on Tuesday, Mischanchuk said Cosachov felt "calm" regarding the "medical decisions...
    Getty/Marcos Brindicci Argentinian soccer icon Diego Maradona died on November 25 after experiencing a heart attack.  In the days since, the court of public opinion has already thrown blame at his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, who had his house raided by police on Sunday. An Argentine media site falsely reported that Luque has been charged with "wrongful death," tied to Maradona, while other Spanish-language sites have reported Luque is accused of "culpable homicide" and "negligence and manslaughter." Luque has denied all wrongdoing in Maradona's death and said he believes he is being made a "scapegoat" in Maradona's death.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Argentinian soccer icon Diego Maradona died last week after experiencing a heart attack at his home — and in the days since the court of the public opinion has already thrown blame at his personal doctor. Police raided the home of Maradona's neurosurgeon...
    The investigation into Diego Maradona’s death continued Tuesday with police raids on the office and home of the psychiatrist who cared for the soccer star and is being investigated for possible medical negligence. By order of the attorney general’s office of San Isidro, officers entered an apartment used by Agustina Cosachov for consultations in Buenos Aires, while another group of police searched her private home. “The prosecutor let me know that her medical behaviors are being investigated,” psychiatrist Vadim Mischanchuk told reporters. “These are routine measures, as is the case in all the causes of a patient’s death, to reconstruct his medical history.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Cosachov was part of a medical team that treated Maradona after he underwent surgery for bleeding on the brain in early November. The 60-year-old former player died last Wednesday of heart attack at a house in a gated community...
    Pablo Matera was stripped of the Argentina captaincy and suspended with two teammates on Tuesday for historical social media posts deemed to be “discriminatory and xenophobic.” The Argentina Rugby Union said further disciplinary action may be coming. The sanctions were announced a day after backlash in Argentina for the low-key way the team responded to the death last week of soccer great Diego Maradona. Matera became a national hero when he led the Pumas to their first win over New Zealand in November in the ongoing Tri Nations series in Australia. Now he, veteran lock Guido Petti and hooker Santiago Socino will miss their final Tri Nations match against Australia on Saturday in Sydney. The UAR said it “repudiates the discriminatory and xenophobic comments published by members of the Los Pumas team on social networks” from 2011 to 2013. The statement added the social media posts didn’t reflect the...
    This global airline has no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way 5 things to know for December 1: Covid-19, transition, economy, France, Australia Bollywood stars IPL team buys into US Major League Cricket The Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders, co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, have become a key partner in the bid to launch Major League Cricket in the United States, the team said on Tuesday. © INDRANIL MUKHERJEE Shahrukh Khan is a co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders The two-time IPL champions have signed on for a "long-term strategic partnership (that) will include financial investment and significant expertise", a statement said.  Major League Cricket, featuring six city-based franchises, is aiming to launch in 2022, bringing "world-class T20 cricket to America for the very first time", it added. "For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching...
    DIEGO Maradona had been prescribed a cocktail of drugs including antidepressants and antipsychotics used to treat bipolar disorder, according to reports. It comes after police in Argentina raided the home of the football legend's doctor and launched an investigation into possible manslaughter following his death on Wednseday. 7Maradona pictured with personal physician Leopoldo LuqueCredit: AFP or licensors 7The 60-year-old suffered heart failure and died last weekCredit: PA:Press Association 7People light candles at a memorial to the footballerCredit: AP:Associated Press Maradona died of heart failure leading to a pulmonary edema, an accumulation of fluid in the tissue of the lungs. Health experts have suggested the cocktail of drugs the 60-year-old was taking could have put stress on his heart. On Sunday, and following damning statements given by Maradona's daughters Dalma and Giannina about his medical care, police searched the home and private clinic of personal physician Leopoldo Luque. Dr Luque...
    It is hard to discuss Diego Maradona with an English audience without the rapid emergence of the ‘c’ word. One five letter word is quickly spat out to discredit an entire career. At the top of the charge sheet, of course, is the notorious ‘hand of God’ goal that he scored against England in the quarter finals of the 1986 World Cup. 4Diego Maradona is often branded a cheat by English football fansCredit: PA:Press Association There is no doubt about it. He got away with a flagrant act of sporting illegality - as almost every player has done at one point during their career.  Jack Charlton punched the ball off the line in the 1966 semi final. Martin Peters confessed that he dived to win a penalty against Poland in 1973. Paul Scholes used his arm to score for England. And yet these players were not regularly insulted with...
    (CNN)Prosecutors investigating the death of Diego Maradona say the lack of adequate medical supervision provided following surgery for a subdural hematoma was "absolutely negligent," a judicial investigator involved in the case told the country's official news Agency Telam on Monday. On November 3, Dr. Leopoldo Luque performed Maradona's successful surgery for what is more commonly known as a blood clot on the brain. He was subsequently discharged from hospital on November 11.Diego Maradona buried as scores of fans mourn in the streets of Buenos AiresThe investigator said work is underway to determine whether there was "malpractice, negligence or medical inexperience that could constitute manslaughter."The investigator told Telam: "What we've seen is that the [medical] behavior was absolutely negligent. It was totally deficient home-care."If it's proven through the medical report findings, expert opinions and the testimony of witnesses that there was some type of malpractice, [Leopoldo] Luque will be called-in for...
    Paula Dapena sat during her team's Diego Maradona tribute on Saturday. Twitter/News18Sports A female soccer player who protested a Diego Maradona tribute before a game over domestic violence claims against the Argentine says she is now getting death threats. Spaniard Paula Dapena sat with her back turned during a moment of silence for Maradona before her team's match on Saturday.  "I'm not willing to give a domestic abuser a minute's silence and not the victims," she told AS. Maradona, who was accused of domestic violence in 2014, died on November 25, which is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Maradona always denied any allegation of domestic abuse against his then-girlfriend, Rocio Oliva. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A female soccer player who protested a Diego Maradona tribute before a game over domestic violence claims against the Argentine says she is now...
    BENFICA manager Jorge Jesus reckons Cristiano Ronaldo is more like Diego Maradona because Lionel Messi has no passion. The Portuguese manager waded into the modern-day GOAT debate by saying Ronaldo played more like the late great Maradona. 4Cristiano Ronaldo was compared to Diego Maradona by Jorge JesusCredit: EPA 4Lionel Messi revealed a Diego Maradona Newell's Old Boys shirt on SundayCredit: AFP Argentine icon Maradona after he passed away aged 60 last week and tributes poured in from around the world. Jesus said: "Maradona was the best player ever, along with Pele. "Pele's still here, he's alive. Maradona was greater, not just because he was a genius, but because of how he showed it. That makes the difference for me. "He was absolutely world-class, but he had a passion for the game, he was born to be a footballer, he was born with everything. "It was not a product of...
    Santiago Lara went to the Jardin de Bella Vista cemetery, however they did not let him in (Sebastián Salman) The death of Diego Armando Maradona on November 25 it generated a worldwide commotion. The wake was held at the Casa Rosada with the participation of thousands of fans. The family decided to suspend the farewell due to the riots and incidents. Then, they moved the coffin to the private cemetery Jardín de Bella Vista, where they held an intimate ceremony with family and friends of the soccer legend. This Monday the 30th in the afternoon, Santiago Lara, A young man from La Plata who claims to be the son of the former soccer player, went to the cemetery to visit the tomb of the soccer legend, but was not allowed to enter. “The administration is not letting us in”, he said with much indignation...
    Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his 'angel' youngest son hours before his death, it has emerged.  The football star asked the stepfather of his son to take good care of the seven-year-old.  Maradona shared son Dieguito Fernando with his former long-term girlfriend, Veronica Ojeda.  Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his 'angel' youngest son hours before his death, it has emerged. Maradona shared son Dieguito Fernando with his former long-term girlfriend, Veronica Ojeda, pictured together in 2010 Maradona's final photo with his seven-year-old son Dieguito Fernando, whose mother is his former long-term girlfriend Veronica Ojeda In the recording, he told Mario Baudry, the boyfriend of his son's mother: 'Look after her and look after my angel, who is incomparable.'  Veronica attended the retired footballer's funeral alongside Dieguito last Thursday.  Maradona is survived by five children, including his daughters Dalma, 33, and Giannina, 31, by his first and...
    BUENOS AIRES – Diego Maradona’s personal doctor appeared on Monday to testify spontaneously before the prosecution that is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the Argentine soccer legend. “I am calm, very confident,” neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque told reporters upon entering the San Isidro prosecutor’s office, a northern suburb of the Argentine capital. Justice did not impute any charges to the doctor, but on Sunday the police raided his home and office and seized Maradona’s medical records, as well as computers, hard drives and cell phones as part of an investigation that seeks to determine whether the former soccer player died due to negligence. medical. After the judicial procedure, Luque defended his treatment for Maradona, who died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest after having undergone surgery for cerebral edema on November 3. The former captain of the Argentine national team had turned 60 almost a...
    TWO hundred cops will guard the cemetery where Diego Maradona is buried to deter grave robbers. Argentine officials fear fanatical fans will plunder his plot in a bid to collect ghoulish mementoes of the World Cup superstar. 7Hundreds of cops will guard the cemetery where football legend Diego Maradona is buried 7Maradona had a heart attack following an op on a brain blood clotCredit: Rex Features 7Argentine officials fear fanatical fans will break into the cemeteryCredit: AFP The Ministry of Security said the strict measures would be in force for at least a week to “prevent any incident” at the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires. Maradona, whose Hand of God goal knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup, died last week aged 60. He had a heart attack following an op on a brain blood clot. Last week, thousands lined up to see...
    Diego Maradona died last week of a heart attack at the age of 60. The Argentinian soccer legend is one of the more intriguing sporting figures of our generation. Early Life Diego Maradona was born in Lanus, Buenos Aires Province and grew up in Villa Fiorito, an impoverished town on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires. He was the first son after four daughters born to Diego Maradona and Dalma Salvadora Franco, who was of Italian decent. After receiving his first soccer ball at age 3, Maradona quickly grew an unparalleled love for the game. Brazillian star Roberto Rivellino and Manchester United winger George Best were some of his favorite players growing up. Maradona was later spotted by a talent scout while playing in his neighborhood at 8 years old. As a 12-year-old on Los Cebollitas, the Buenos Aires junior team, Maradona stunned spectators with his skills during halftime intermissions....
    Diego Maradona died last week of a heart attack at the age of 60. The Argentinian soccer legend is one of the more intriguing sporting figures of our generation. Early Life Diego Maradona was born in Lanus, Buenos Aires Province and grew up in Villa Fiorito, an impoverished town on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires. He was the first son after four daughters born to Diego Maradona and Dalma Salvadora Franco, who was of Italian decent. After receiving his first soccer ball at age 3, Maradona quickly grew an unparalleled love for the game. Brazillian star Roberto Rivellino and Manchester United winger George Best were some of his favorite players growing up. Maradona was later spotted by a talent scout while playing in his neighborhood at 8 years old. As a 12-year-old on Los Cebollitas, the Buenos Aires junior team, Maradona stunned spectators with his skills during halftime intermissions....
    Southwest Airlines jokes its responsible for Utah monolith disappearance SEE IT: Meteor “as bright as the full moon” lights up sky over Japan Maradonas doctor seeks out prosecutors BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The doctor of Diego Maradona on Monday sought out the prosecutors who are investigating his treatment of the late Argentine soccer superstar before he died last week, but was turned away because he has not been charged with a crime. © Reuters/ALEJANDRO PAGNI Copa Diego Maradona - Boca Juniors v Newell's Old Boys The probe into Maradona's death prompted prosecutors to search the home and office of Dr. Leopoldo Luque on Sunday. They took medical files but did not charge him or say what prompted the investigation. Luque has since gone on a media offensive. He has done extensive press interviews and let the media know he would appear at the district attorney's office in the Buenos...
    DIEGO Maradona fell and hit his head a week before he died - and was left alone for three days "without help", his nurse has reportedly claimed. The Argentinian football legend, 60, passed away from "chronic heart failure" at his home in Buenos Aires last week. 13Diego Maradona fell and hit his head a week before he died and was not taken to hospital, it has been claimedCredit: Getty Images - Getty But, with police probing his death over allegations of medical negligence, a lawyer for his nurse reportedly said he hit his head during a fall in his house. According to local media, the World Cup winner was not taken to hospital or given an MRI scan for the bump on the right side of his skull. At the time, he was recovering from brain surgery which removed a clot on the left side of his head and was...
    Diego Maradona reportedly fell over and hit his head a week before he died from a heart attack but was never taken to the hospital despite suffering an injury. Italian newspaper La Repubblica claim that Maradona, who had only recently had surgery on his brain to remove a blood clot, was not taken for a scan after falling and hitting his head at home.  A lawyer representing a nurse who worked for Maradona is reported to have said: 'Maradona fell to the ground seven days before his death. He fell and hit his head but they didn't take him to the hospital for an MRI or a CT scan.' Diego Maradona's death is being treated as possible manslaughter and police have raided the home of his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque (pictured together)  Neurologist Luque, Maradona's former personal doctor, furiously denied any wrongdoing after police launched an investigation into...
    BUENOS AIRES – Diego Maradona’s personal doctor appeared on Monday to testify spontaneously before the prosecution that is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the Argentine soccer legend. “I am calm, very confident,” neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque told reporters upon entering the San Isidro prosecutor’s office, a northern suburb of the Argentine capital. Justice did not impute any charges to the doctor, but on Sunday the police raided his home and office and seized Maradona’s medical records, as well as computers, hard drives and cell phones as part of an investigation that seeks to determine whether the former soccer player died due to negligence. medical. After the judicial procedure, Luque defended his treatment for Maradona, who died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest after having undergone surgery for cerebral edema on November 3. The former captain of the Argentine national team had turned 60 almost a...
    As tributes for the late Diego Maradona poured in around the world and before matches, at least one soccer player refused to stand with her teammates in a moment of silence for the legend. Maradona died last week, upsetting the world of soccer and the entire nation of Argentina. According to AS, Spanish soccer player Paula Dapena had a different view of Maradona and decided not to participate in the tribute to the World Cup champion in the wake of his death on Sunday. INVESTIGATORS SEARCH DOCTOR'S OFFICE, PROBING MARADONA DEATH Dapena sat on the field while her Viajes Interrias FF teammates stood. She said she wasn’t aware that there was going to be a tribute before her match against Deportiva Abanca. “As soon as I found out that there would be an act in his memory I refused to observe the minute’s silence for a rapist, pedophile and abuser,”...
    Diego Maradona’s doctor tearfully claimed he was being made the “scapegoat” for the death of the soccer legend — who he said should have been in rehab for his ongoing battle with booze and drugs. “They are trying to find a scapegoat,” Leopoldo Luque, 39, said during a televised news conference after his home in Argentina was raided Sunday during a probe into a possible case of involuntary manslaughter due to medical negligence. “There was no medical error,” Luque insisted of the 60-year-old soccer legend’s death eight days after an op to remove a blood clot in the brain. “You want to know what I am responsible for? For having loved him, for having taken care of him, for having extended his life, for having improved it to the end,” the doctor said between sobs, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Luque said he did “everything he could, up to the...
    Diego Maradona’s doctor tearfully claimed he was being made the “scapegoat” for the death of the soccer legend — who he said should have been in rehab for his ongoing battle with booze and drugs. “They are trying to find a scapegoat,” Leopoldo Luque, 39, said during a televised news conference after his home in Argentina was raided Sunday during a probe into a possible case of involuntary manslaughter due to medical negligence. “There was no medical error,” Luque insisted of the 60-year-old soccer legend’s death eight days after an op to remove a blood clot in the brain. “You want to know what I am responsible for? For having loved him, for having taken care of him, for having extended his life, for having improved it to the end,” the doctor said between sobs, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Luque said he did “everything he could, up to the impossible”...
    Diego Maradona was remembered by teams and players across the globe, including Lionel Messi, in his native Argentina and at Italian club Napoli. Less than a week after his death at age 60, teams and players from across the globe paid tribute to the memory and legacy of soccer superstar Diego Maradona. The famous No. 10, who helped Argentina win the 1986 World Cup, was remembered in his homeland and in Naples and throughout Italy’s Serie A, where he played the best club soccer of his career. Diego Maradona tributes in MLS. @NERevolution’s Gustavo Bou after scoring (via @ESPNFC) pic.twitter.com/DmHDSPPz1X — Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) November 29, 2020 Maradona may be gone, but this weekend’s displays are proof he won’t be forgotten. Next: There will never be another player like Maradona
    AN ARGENTINE football fan has claimed to have spotted the late Diego Maradona playing football in the sky.  Natali Rios, 26, from the city of Parana in the province of Entre Rios, filmed the moonlit clouds after watching a documentary the legendary player before later realising the night sky formed his distinctive shape — complete with his famous number 10. 6The second coming... the image of Maradona is claimed to have appeared in the skyCredit: @riosnattali/Newsflash 6The bereaved fan had been watching a documentary on the football legend when she noticed a beautiful sky had formedCredit: Getty - Contributor The video was filmed in the early hours of Saturday after Maradonna died the previous Wednesday.  Natali said she recorded the footage after thinking the moon and clouds looked beautiful. But she later realised the video and images show what she believes to be the silhouette of Maradona created by the...
    BARCELONA are going to be fined £2,700 for Lionel Messi's shirt tribute to Diego Maradona in Sunday's 4-0 win against Osasuna. The Catalan giants' skipper started his career at Newell's Old Boys and unveiled their shirt in tribute to Maradona - who also played there - after scoring at the weekend. 3Lionel Messi unveiled a Newell's Old Boys shirt with Maradona's No10 on the back after scoring against Osasuna on SundayCredit: Getty Images The goal had striking similarities to a goal scored by Maradona on his Newell's debut 27 years ago. He picked up the ball outside of the box, beat two defenders then fired a shot into the far corner of the net. The celebration forced referee Mateu Lahoz to book Messi for removing his Barca shirt, in line with the Spanish FA's rules. As touching as the gesture was, in addition to the booking it also comes with...
    Leopoldo Luque. Getty/Marcos Brindicci Diego Maradona's personal doctor is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter by police over the Argentine soccer icon's death, reports the BBC. Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday while recovering at home from brain surgery performed by Luque in early November. Luque has not been charged, denies any wrongdoing, and says he believes he is being made a "scapegoat" for his patient's death. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Diego Maradona's personal doctor is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter by police over the Argentine soccer icon's death, reports the BBC. Police in Buenos Aires searched the house and private clinic of Leopoldo Luque on Sunday as part of an investigation into the treatment and drugs prescribed to the former Napoli and FC Barcelona player following brain surgery he underwent in early November.  Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday while...
    (CNN)Argentine police have searched the house and office of Diego Maradona's doctor, as authorities investigate the death of the soccer great.Maradona died Wednesday at the age of 60 in a house in the town of Tigre, Argentina.Police have since seized documents and cell phones from Dr. Leopoldo Luque, according to Argentina's Telam news agency, as a part of a wrongful death investigation carried out by prosecutor John Broyard.Luque, who treated Maradona, told local media that he maintained his innocence and will cooperate with authorities. On Saturday, as part of the same investigation, three of Diego Maradona's daughters -- Dalma, Gianina and Jana -- testified in court, two sources told CNN.Read MoreDiego Maradona did everything better and bigger, but fell more dangerously and darkerNo charges have been filed against anyone relating to Maradona's death. Speaking to CNN affiliate TN on Sunday, Luque said he was suffering from the loss of his...
    LIONEL MESSI'S goal for Barcelona at the weekend was eerily similar to one scored by Diego Maradona in 1993. The 33-year-old paid tribute to the legendary Argentine after he scored during the 4-0 win over Osasuna. 4Lionel Messi scored Barcelona's fourth goal of the game 4Fans immediately compared Lionel Messi's goal to one scored by Diego Maradona Maradona tragically passed away last week after suffering a heart attack at his home, aged 60. Messi was among the long list of stars to pay tribute to the former Barcelona forward. When he returned to action on Sunday, Messi incredibly mimicked a goal scored by Maradona 27 years ago. He picked up the ball outside of the box, beat two defenders then fired a shot into the far corner of the net. It was freakishly similar to the strike by Maradona on his debut for Newell's Old Boys in...
    DIEGO MARADONA'S daughter Dalma broke down in tears as both Boca Juniors and Newell's Old Boys honoured her legendary father during Sunday's game. The Argentine icon died on Wednesday following a cardiac arrest - with players, pundits, managers and fans all flocking to pay their respects. 10Dalma Maradona was left in tears after Boca Juniors' touching tribute 10Dalma couldn't contain her emotion after the players gave her a standing ovation 10Dalma was comforted by her husband in her dad's old boxCredit: Getty - Pool 10Boca Juniors players paid tribute to Diego and Dalma in heart-wrenching fashionCredit: Getty - Pool Fans have lined on the streets of Argentina and Naples with flares and jerseys - with his home nation even observing three days of mourning. On Sunday, Lionel Messi celebrated his goal against Osasuna by taking off his Barcelona shirt to reveal a Newell's Old Boys jersey with Maradona's No10 on...
    Live updates: Fauci warns that Thanksgiving could lead to surge on top of a surge Iran begins funeral for slain military nuclear scientist Messi imitated Maradonas goals and skills but not his lifestyle By Richard Martin © Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier Argentina's soccer team head coach Maradona attends a news conference in Marseille BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi is the only Argentine to truly live up to being described as the next Diego Maradona so it was little surprise the Barcelona captain should dedicate his goal in Sunday's 4-0 Liga win over Osasuna to his late compatriot. © Reuters/ALBERT GEA La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna Argentina's two iconic players may be contrasting characters but they shared many traits including a bond with Newell's Old Boys and the Barca captain removed his shirt to reveal the red and black of the Rosario club before pointing to the sky. Messi...
    Heres the biggest news you missed this weekend Biden to name economic team this week, with three women in top roles to help build economic recovery Lionel Messi wore a Diego Maradona jersey underneath his Barcelona kit and revealed the tribute after scoring a goal © Provided by INSIDER Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona. Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona during a goal celebration. After scoring, Messi took off his Barcelona jersey to reveal he was wearing Maradona's Newell's Old Boys jersey underneath. The tribute came as a surprise to Messi's teammates. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi paid tribute to his late countryman Diego Maradona after scoring for Barcelona on Sunday. Messi netted his goal in the 73rd minute to cap off a 4-0 victory over Osasuna. While celebrating the goal, Messi took off his...
    Argentine authorities searched through the home and office of Diego Maradona’s doctors on Sunday as part of an investigation into the soccer legend. Maradona died of a heart attack on Nov. 25 after a brain operation on Nov. 3. He was 60.  Neurologist Leopoldo Luque said he had turned over all of his records of treatment for Maradona, including computers, hard drives and cellphones. The Associated Press reports that Luque defended his treatment of Maradona when speaking to reporters, crying at times as he spoke. “I know what I did. I know how I did it.... I am absolutely sure that what I did [was] the best for Diego, the best I could,” said Luque. He added that Maradona was a difficult patient and that he had been kicked out of the soccer player’s house multiple times. According to the AP, investigators have been taking declarations from Maradona’s relatives. The...
    Argentine police searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona's doctors on Sunday, taking away medical records as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star that caused a wave of grief across the country. Neurologist Leopoldo Luque told reporters after the searches that he had given investigators all of the records of his treatment of Maradona, as well as computers, hard drives and cellphones. Weeping at times, he insisted he defended his treatment of the troubled soccer star, who died Wednesday of a heart attack following a Nov. 3 brain operation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I know what I did. I know how I did it.... I am absolutely sure that what I did the best for Diego, the best I could.” Luque said he was not Maradona's chief physician, but part of a medical team. Court investigators have been...
    Entertainers who have a military background 10 Hardest Law Schools to Get Into Barcelona and Napoli lead tributes to former star Maradona © BON ISHIKAWA Maradona led Napoli to their greatest achievements in Italy and in Europe Clubs across Europe continued to pay tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday with particularly poignant moments in Italy and Spain where the Argentine played. Maradona, who played two seasons for Barca, one for Sevilla and spent seven mostly glorious years at Napoli, died on Wednesday aged 60. Barcelona played on Sunday afternoon while Napoli were planning an elaborate and emotional tribute before their game in the evening. Before Barcelona faced Osasuna, the club played 'The Song of the Birds' by Catalan cellist Pablo Casals as the teams stood around the centre circle where a Maradona shirt was laid on the centre spot. © LLUIS GENE A framed Diego Maradona jersey sat in...
    Argentine investigators raided the home of Diego Maradona’s doctor on Sunday as they probe a possible case of involuntary manslaughter in the soccer legend’s death. The blitz comes after Maradona’s lawyer last week called for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the 60-year-old former soccer phenom, who died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, the Mirror reported Sunday. Investigators converged on the home of the doctor, Leopoldo Luque, 33, around 8:40 a.m. Sunday and are expected to question him as they probe possible medical negligence in Maradona’s death, the outlet said. “As Luque was Maradona’s personal physician the decision was taken to search his house and surgery (office) to look for documents that could determine whether, during Maradona’s treatment at home, there were any irregularities,” a law enforcement source told Argentina’s La Nacion. The soccer star’s lawyer, Matias Moria, raised questions about his death Thursday. “The...
    Eastvale, California, Amazon evacuated and six sent to hospital after unknown smell, company says Criticized by moderates and pressured by their base, liberals fight for a voice in the Democratic Party Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona after Barcelona goal (video) Lionel Messi honored his fellow Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona, who died last week of a heart attack at age 60, after scoring Barcelona’s fourth goal Sunday in a 4-0 La Liga win over Osasuna. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Lionel Messi honored the late great Diego Maradona Sunday by wearing Maradona's Newell's Old Boys shirt under his Barcelona jersey. (David Ramos/Getty Images) Following his curling right-footed shot past visiting keeper Sergio Herrera, Messi — who played for Maradona when he coached Argentina’s national team from 2008-10 — took off his Barca jersey to revel the black and red shirt Maradona wore during his time with Rosario,...
    (CNN Español) — La policía de la provincia de Buenos Aires lleva a cabo este domingo una serie de allanamientos en el domicilio y en la oficina del médico personal de Diego Maradona, Leopoldo Luque, a pedido del Juzgado de Garantías de San Isidro, que investiga la causa de la muerte y las últimas horas vida del astro del fútbol mundial. Según informaron a CNN dos fuentes de la investigación, durante los allanamientos se secuestraron la historia clínica de Diego Maradona y documentación que los investigadores estiman que es relevante para la causa. MIRA: Esto dice la autopsia de Maradona, según fuente de la Justicia CNN intentó contactarse con Leopoldo Luque, el médico que operó a Maradona del edema subdural en el cerebro en los primeros días de noviembre, y quien hasta el momento no tiene cargos formales en la causa, para saber su opinión sobre los allanamientos, pero no ha obtenido...
    Diego Maradona's doctor has reportedly been charged with medical negligence and police are treating his death as a possible culpable homicide. Police raided the home of the footballer's personal physician Leopoldo Luque on Sunday and investigators are looking into all the medical staff involved with his care. The doctor was formally charged by police and will have to testify before a prosecutor about his actions during the finals days of Maradona's life, according to Argentinian news outlet Marca.    Diego Maradona's death is being treated as possible manslaughter and police have raided the home of his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque (pictured together)  Maradona died of 'acute lung edema and chronic heart failure', according to a preliminary autopsy report. He died in his sleep at noon while resting at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday. Pictured, Maradona's coffin  Luque was at his home while the search on...
    Getty Leopoldo Luque is the doctor for Diego Maradona. Leopoldo Luque, the doctor for Diego Maradona, is being investigated provisionally for possible manslaughter accusations relating to the death of the popular Argentinian soccer star, according to Argentinian media. That’s according to La Nacion, an Argentinian daily newspaper. On November 29, the site reported that authorities searched the house and office of Luque, described as the “personal doctor of the deceased soccer star.” According to Mirror, authorities are looking into whether Maradona was the “victim of medical negligence.” Here’s what you need to know:Authorities Are Looking Into Alleged IrregularitiesVeremos veremos… después lo sabremos… LA NACION – Allanan la casa y el consultorio de Leopoldo Luque, el médico de Diego Maradona – https://t.co/yEeSMaNlUa — Claudita????????‍♀️???????????? (@YaFuiReina) November 29, 2020 According to La Nacion, there are “alleged irregularities in the home hospitalization of Diego Armando...
    A funeral parlor has fired and apologized for the body of Argentine football icon Diego Maradona lying in Buenos Aires. The images, which were widely shared online, sparked international outrage – including death threats. Claudio Fernandez said Radio Ten On Friday he lost his job at the final home of Chaplios Pioneer with his son Ismail and a third person. In one picture, a man is seen giving a thumbs up to the camera with one hand, while the other appears to be touching the forehead of a hidden World Cup winner, The 60-year-old died of a heart attack at his home on Wednesday. The third funeral worker appears in another photo in the same pose. 1:27 Former Argentina teammate and friend Ossie Ortiz says Maradona has outsmarted the game like Mohammed Ali Mr Fernandez said they did not plan...
    Getty Leopoldo Luque is the doctor for Diego Maradona. Leopoldo Luque, the doctor for Diego Maradona, is being investigated provisionally for possible manslaughter accusations relating to the death of the popular Argentinian soccer star, according to Argentinian media. That’s according to La Nacion, an Argentinian daily newspaper. On November 29, the site reported that authorities searched the house and office of Luque, described as the “personal doctor of the deceased soccer star.” According to Mirror, authorities are looking into whether Maradona was the “victim of medical negligence.” Here’s what you need to know:Authorities Are Looking Into Alleged Irregularities Veremos veremos… después lo sabremos… LA NACION – Allanan la casa y el consultorio de Leopoldo Luque, el médico de Diego Maradona – https://t.co/yEeSMaNlUa — Claudita????????‍♀️???????????? (@YaFuiReina) November 29, 2020 According to La Nacion, there are “alleged irregularities in the home hospitalization of Diego Armando Maradona.” Mirror reported...
    COPS have today swooped on the house of Diego Maradona's personal doctor amid reports the legend's death is being treated as manslaughter. The searches of personal physician Leopoldo Luque's property began this morning - four days after the 60-year-old died at his Buenos Aires home. 11Diego Maradona is seen shaking hands with his doctor Leopoldo Luque after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brainCredit: AFP or licensors 11Maradona was found dead by his nurse at noon on Wednesday morningCredit: AFP or licensors 11The home of Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque is being searched, it was reportedCredit: Reuters 11The football legend's death is now being investigatedCredit: Getty Images - Getty Prosecutors behind the order, said to have been sanctioned by a judge, are understood to be trying to establish whether the football legend was the victim of medical negligence. The dramatic twist in the probe into Maradona’s death...
    DIEGO MARADONA's agent once tried to secure the late Argentina great a Premier League manager's job at Aston Villa. The football legend never played or managed in England, but he was 'very open' to the idea a decade ago. 3Diego Maradona could've managed in the Premier League, if his agent had his wayCredit: EPA Maradona, who died aged 60 this week, was represented by Walter Soriano in Europe and had just managed Argentina at the 2010 World Cup. And Soriano told the Sunday Mercury at the time: "I think Diego would be very open to the idea of coming to England and managing Aston Villa. "He is very attracted to English football and the way of life in your country and I know he would be very willing to move there. "He loves the English countryside and your respect for privacy, so he would be very happy there, especially at...
    On November 25, 2020, soccer legend Diego Maradona passed away due to a heart attack. It was a disappointing moment for fellow Argentinian athletes like Juan Martin del Potro and Diego Schwartzman. The entire world was left shocked and taken aback. In a year that has witnessed a lot of disappointment, this news adds to the despair.  Although Maradona was known for his heroics in the game of soccer, he was an avid follower of various sports. Over the years, we’ve seen him attend numerous tennis tournaments. He has even exchanged warm pleasantries with players like Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. Juan Martin del Potro: ‘Maradona’s Energy and Strength Remains Unmatched’ As the news was revealed to the world, tributes poured in from various personalities. Juan Martin del Potro led tributes for the dynamic footballer. He fondly remembered the time he led Argentina to win the Davis Cup in 2016. Juan said,...