FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona receives treatment after Argentina’s dramatic win
Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need assistance to walk after he watched his national team beat Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.Updated: Jun 27, 2018 08:32 IST
Omnisport, St Petersburg
The Argentine great, 57, threatened to steal the show during the Group D clash in St Petersburg, where an 86th-minute goal from Marcos Rojo sent Jorge Sampaoli’s men into the knockout stage.
But Maradona was pictured receiving treatment from paramedics at the stadium after the game, having earlier needed assistance on the way from his seat.
Maradona has been rushed to hospital after tonight’s Argentina game. This is the worrying video him about to collapse in his box at the stadium. pic.twitter.com/Rtlk0LSwPd— Transfer Man (@_transferman) June 26, 2018
The 1986 World Cup winner went through a rollercoaster of emotions during the encounter, beginning by dancing with a Nigeria fan pre-game.
After exuberantly celebrating Lionel Messi’s classy opener, Maradona was seen sleeping.
He had a final — and rude — celebration after Rojo’s winner, offering middle-finger salutes to fans as Argentina booked a last-16 meeting with France.
First Published: Jun 27, 2018 08:29 IST