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In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Atzeca Stadium in Mexico City.(AP)

When Maradona magic mesmerized 1,00,000 fans at the Azteca

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The Estadio Azteca was the venue of his most famous moments on the field. The two displays of trickery that is still talked about, 34 years later. It was impossible not to marvel at the brilliant maneuverability that Maradona performed.
Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008.(REUTERS)
Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008.(REUTERS)

Football-crazy Kerala remembers Maradona

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:36 PM IST
For the football-mad fans of the region, it was a god-send opportunity as they could catch a glimpse of their hero from close quarters in Kannur.
A rose is placed next to a banner of Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona.(Reuters)
A rose is placed next to a banner of Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona.(Reuters)

Goa minister says he will install Maradona’s statue to inspire youth

Panaji | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Science and Technology minister Michael Lobo said that he will install a life-size statue of 60-year-old World Cup-winning footballer Diego Maradona in his personal capacity.
RIP Maradona: Actor Karisma Kapoor shared a priceless memory with the legendary footballer.
RIP Maradona: Actor Karisma Kapoor shared a priceless memory with the legendary footballer.

Karisma Kapoor remembers when she met ‘the legend’ Maradona, Shah Rukh says he ‘made football even more beautiful’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Richa Chadha, Abhishek Bachchan and multiple others paid tributes to legendary football player Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins The best Fifa men’s player as Diego Maradona, Gianni Infantino and Ronaldo look on.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo wins The best Fifa men’s player as Diego Maradona, Gianni Infantino and Ronaldo look on.(Getty Images)

‘Unparralled Magician’: Cristiano Ronaldo pays tribute to Diego Maradona

Turin | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:02 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo hailed an “unparalleled magician” whom he could call “friend” while arch rival Lionel Messi remembered an icon with an “eternal appeal” as the two modern day geniuses joined the world in mourning Diego Maradona’s untimely death on Wednesday.
The year 1986 of football will always belong to Diego Maradona.(Getty Images)
The year 1986 of football will always belong to Diego Maradona.(Getty Images)

1986: The year of Diego Maradona

New Delhi | By Rudraneil Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The 1986 World Cup in Mexico must be the only World Cup in the history of the tournament to be won by a single player. The 1986 World Cup begins and ends with Diego Maradona.
Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack days after turning 60. He breathed his last at home(REUTERS)
Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack days after turning 60. He breathed his last at home(REUTERS)

Diego Maradona: Football loses its joy, passion, verve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Diego Maradona won the football World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal
Leo Messi with late Argentina football legend Diego Maradona(Instagram)
Leo Messi with late Argentina football legend Diego Maradona(Instagram)

‘Diego is eternal’: Messi pays tribute to late football legend Maradona

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:20 AM IST
Messi, who played under Maradona managership in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, termed his illustrious predecessor’s death as ‘sad for the beautiful game.’
Photo of late Argentina football legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)
Photo of late Argentina football legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)

‘We feel like a boxer who has been knocked out’: Tributes pour in for Diego Maradona

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:32 AM IST
Maradona suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said
Argentine star Diego Maradona holds up the World Cup trophy as he is carried off the field after Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 to win the World Cup soccer championship in Mexico City June 29, 1986.(REUTERS)
Argentine star Diego Maradona holds up the World Cup trophy as he is carried off the field after Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 to win the World Cup soccer championship in Mexico City June 29, 1986.(REUTERS)

Diego Maradona (1960-2020): When death felt like a tackle from behind

Kolkata, Hindustan Times | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:00 AM IST
In India, the 1986 World Cup was where all games were shown live for the first time. And since he made that World Cup his own, Maradona straddled a line between legend and God in a country he wouldn’t visit till 2008.
File photo of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo with late Argentine legend Diego Maradona.(Twitter/Cristiano Ronaldo)
File photo of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo with late Argentine legend Diego Maradona.(Twitter/Cristiano Ronaldo)

Maradona leaves legacy without limits, his void won’t be filled: Ronaldo

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:08 AM IST
“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten,” Ronaldo tweeted.
Photo of late Argentina footbal legend Diego Maradona(FC Barcelona/ Twitter)
Photo of late Argentina footbal legend Diego Maradona(FC Barcelona/ Twitter)

Thank you for everything Diego: FC Barcelona pays tribute to Maradona

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Barcelona paid tribute to Diego Maradona by calling the late legend an “icon of world football”
File photo of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter/Sourav Ganguly)
File photo of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter/Sourav Ganguly)

Rest In peace Maradona: Indian sports fraternity led by Sourav Ganguly pays tribute to Argentine legend

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:46 PM IST
“My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you,” former India captain and BCCI president Ganguly, who has always termed the Argentine genius as his first sporting hero, tweeted
Football legends Pele (R) and Diego Maradona at an advertising soccer event on the eve of the opening of the UEFA 2016 European Championship in Paris, France, June 9, 2016.(REUTERS)
Football legends Pele (R) and Diego Maradona at an advertising soccer event on the eve of the opening of the UEFA 2016 European Championship in Paris, France, June 9, 2016.(REUTERS)

‘One day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above’: Pele mourns passing of Diego Maradona

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:26 AM IST
60-year-old Maradona was battling health issues and recently underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma.
Diego Maradona in the stands before the match.(REUTERS)
Diego Maradona in the stands before the match.(REUTERS)

Diego Maradona, soccer icon who led Argentina to glory, dies at 60

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Maradona suffered a heart attack in Tigre, Buenos Aires, after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain earlier this month, according to the Clarin newspaper.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack at the age of 60

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:27 PM IST
He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said.
File photo of Diego Maradona(AP)
File photo of Diego Maradona(AP)

Maradona admitted to a hospital with signs of depression

Buenos Aires | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 09:25 AM IST
A Maradona staffer told The Associated Press the former footballer’s health condition is “not serious.” He requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the issue.
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.(Action Images via Reuters)
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.(Action Images via Reuters)

Maradona turns 60, dreams of scoring another against England

Buenos Aires | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 09:02 PM IST
The Argentine great’s most famous — and most infamous — goal went into the net off his left fist in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals. It has become known as the “Hand of God.” “I dream to score another goal against the English, this time with the right hand,” Maradona said in an interview with France Football magazine published this week.
File photo of Carlos Bilardo and Maradona(Twitter)
File photo of Carlos Bilardo and Maradona(Twitter)

Carlos Bilardo, who coached Maradona’s Argentina side to the 1986 FIFA World Cup title, tests positive for coronavirus

Sao Paulo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:39 PM IST
He coached a team led by Diego Maradona to the World Cup in Mexico in 1986 and the final four years later and also won three Copa Libertadores titles as a player with Estudiantes between 1968 and 1970.
Diego Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples.(Meazza Sambucetti/AP/Shutterstock)
Diego Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples.(Meazza Sambucetti/AP/Shutterstock)

Maradona autographs shirt to help Buenos Aires poor

Buenos Aires | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The jersey was first offered at auction, but is being raffled to those who have given donations in an initiative that has collected hygiene products, masks and around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of food for charity.
Argentina's Diego Maradona scores 1st goal with his Hand of God, past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.(Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
Argentina's Diego Maradona scores 1st goal with his Hand of God, past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.(Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona pleads for ‘Hand of God’ to end pandemic

Buenos Aires | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:42 PM IST
The World Cup winner referred to his hand-assisted goal in the 1986 World Cup after Argentine football chiefs voted to end the current season as well as suspend relegation, saving Maradona-managed bottom club Gimnasia from the drop.
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(PTI)
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(PTI)

Bhaichung Bhutia joins Pele, Maradona in paying tribute to ‘humanity’s heroes’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Bhutia is among 50 past and present football stars who featured in #WeWillWin campaign of FIFA, a special video to pay tribute to the efforts made by healthcare workers and other professionals who are giving their all to ensure the society continues to function in the face of the novel coronavirus.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick.(REUTERS)

Messi ‘greatest’ ahead of Maradona, says Napoli boss Gattuso

Naples | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 08:54 PM IST
The 32-year-old Messi scored four goals at the weekend in Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Eibar and has now been involved in more than 1,000 goals in his career, scoring 696 and assisting another 306.
Lionel Messi during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)

‘He doesn’t need it,’ Hernan Crespo believes Lionel Messi is already a king of football despite not winning World Cup

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Crespo said the entire nation dreams of witnessing Messi lift the World Cup for Argentina in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, adding the team has a great chance of winning the 2020 Copa America to be hosted jointly by Argentina and Colombia.
Gimnasia y Esgrima coach Diego Maradona during the match.(REUTERS)
Gimnasia y Esgrima coach Diego Maradona during the match.(REUTERS)

Diego Maradona returns as coach of Argentina’s Gimnasia two days after leaving

Buenos Aires | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 11:12 AM IST
The 59-year-old former Argentina captain and coach took over at Gimnasia in early September, when it was bottom of the 24-club Superliga.
Diego Maradona shows his discontent at half time of a local tournament match against River Plate.(AP)
Diego Maradona shows his discontent at half time of a local tournament match against River Plate.(AP)

Maradona quits as coach of Argentina’s Gimnasia less than three months after taking over

Buenos Aires | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Maradona resigned and will not lead the team out next Sunday, the source said. Reports in Argentina suggest his departure is linked to an imminent management shake-up at the La Plata club.
File image of Diego Maradona.(File image)
File image of Diego Maradona.(File image)

‘I’m not dying’: Football legend Diego Maradona brushes off health concerns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 07:03 PM IST
The 1986 World Cup winning footballer , posted a video on his own Instagram, in which he wrote: “I’m not dying at all.”
Argentine former football player Diego Armando Maradona(Getty Images)
Argentine former football player Diego Armando Maradona(Getty Images)

God, man, superman: Finding Maradona in Naples

Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 09:47 AM IST
Maradona’s growing fame coincided with football becoming flush with riches. It has got richer, but generations after him have built mighty walls and fortresses to insulate themselves. Footballers live in a bubble today. Maradona came to Naples in search of peace but lived in full public glare.
The film is a football fans delight with scene after scene of the legend in action.
The film is a football fans delight with scene after scene of the legend in action.

Maradona is like a gangster film: Asif Kapadia on his biopic on the legend

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 08:25 PM IST
The filmmaker talks about the art of telling real stories about famous people
Asif Kapadia(Photo: Getty images)
Asif Kapadia(Photo: Getty images)

‘I want you to feel what Maradona went through’

Hindustan Times | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s latest documentary tries to differentiate Diego from Maradona, two completely different personalities
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