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Maradona puts lid on Riquelme recall issue

Diego Maradona has put an end to a growing campaign for the return to the Argentina team of playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme.

sports Updated: Feb 10, 2010 23:51 IST

Diego Maradona has put an end to a growing campaign for the return to the Argentina team of playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme.

“It’s a closed subject,” the Argentina coach told reporters on Tuesday. “I called Riquelme up (last March) and he didn’t come.”

Local media has reported that there could be pressure from the Argentine Football Association (AFA) for a recall for Riquelme, a key figure in the Argentina team that reached the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals.

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