Legend Maradona turns 50 with little fanfare
Diego Maradona turned 50 on Saturday with little fanfare, calling it the “saddest birthday of my life.”sports Updated: Oct 30, 2010 23:11 IST
Diego Maradona turned 50 on Saturday with little fanfare, calling it the “saddest birthday of my life.”
Despite some pressure from his family, the former Argentina coach said he intended to spend the day quietly at his home in the Buenos Aires suburb of Ezeiza. It has been a difficult year for the famous No. 10, who led Argentina into the World Cup only to be ousted by Germany in a humiliating 4-0 loss in the quarters. The loss led the Argentina Football Association to drop him as coach.
Argentina matches suspended
Buenos Aires: All soccer matches in Argentina have been suspended this weekend following the death on Wednesday of former head of state Nestor Kirchner, husband of President Cristina Fernandez. “This weekend no official matches in any category will be played...according to what was agreed by the AFA executive committee moments ago,” the Argentine Football Association said.
UEFA launches legal action over claims
Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA has launched legal proceedings against a former Cypriot Football Association official who alleges the 2012 European Championship was corruptly awarded to Poland and Ukraine.
First Published: Oct 30, 2010 23:08 IST