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‘A maestro of football’: PM Modi condoles death of legendary Argentine footballer Maradona

‘A maestro of football’: PM Modi condoles death of legendary Argentine footballer Maradona
Diego Maradona during a visit to the Mohun Bagan Football Club, in Kolkata.(Ashok Nath Dey/HT Archive)
Diego Maradona during a visit to the Mohun Bagan Football Club, in Kolkata.(Ashok Nath Dey/HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 07:02 AM IST
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Turin | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Maradona leaves legacy without limits, his void won’t be filled: Ronaldo

“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.
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:08 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

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

“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
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)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 11:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Up close and personal: Rashid Irani reviews Diego Maradona

Asif Kapadia’s latest documentary offers a revelatory peek into the soccer superstar’s colourful life, on and off the football field
Diego Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy(Meazza Sambucetti/AP/Shutterstock)
Diego Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy(Meazza Sambucetti/AP/Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 11, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani

Diego Maradona reveals one advice he gave Lionel Messi as Argentina manager that turned him into goal machine

Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona, is one of the highest goal scorer for Barcelona.
Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)
Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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La Liga 2019: Joao Felix’s ‘filthy’ nutmeg draws comparisons with legendary Diego Maradona, watch video

Joao Felix’s sensational run during Atletico Madrid’s La Liga season opener against Getafe saw twitterati comparing the 19-year-old with legendary Diego Maradona.
Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix in action with Getafe's Bruno.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix in action with Getafe's Bruno.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Travel: At Cannes, it IS about films!

Don’t be fooled by the fashion and the frippery. Behind the scenes, there are billions of dollars in business
The Grand Theatre Lumiere is the main hall of the opening ceremony(AFP)
The Grand Theatre Lumiere is the main hall of the opening ceremony(AFP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanjeev Bijli

Dries Mertens joins Diego Maradona as Napoli close in on Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are almost unreachable in second place thanks to Mertens’ smart 19th-minute free-kick -- which made the Belgian Napoli’s third-highest ever scorer with 81 goals.
Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens (4th L)celebrates with his team mates after scoring.(AFP)
Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens (4th L)celebrates with his team mates after scoring.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 07:23 PM IST
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Frosinone | ByAgence France-Presse

Diego Maradona recovering at home after surgery

The Argentina legend, now 58, was discovered to have minor stomach bleeding during a medical last week.
File image of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.(AP Photo)
File image of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | ByAFP

Furious Diego Maradona hurls insults at rival fans

Maradona’s team, Dorados of Sinaloa, lost Sunday’s second-leg championship match to Atletico San Luis in extra-time, missing out on the title and a chance at promotion by an aggregate score of 4-3.
Dorados head coach Diego Maradona (right) watches the final leg of Mexico's second division soccer league match against Atletico San Luis in San Luis Potosi.(AP)
Dorados head coach Diego Maradona (right) watches the final leg of Mexico's second division soccer league match against Atletico San Luis in San Luis Potosi.(AP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 09:20 AM IST
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Mexico City | ByAFP

Diego Maradona involved in fracas after Dorados’ promotion hopes end

Diego Maradona’s Dorados failed to secure promotion to Liga MX on Monday, and the Argentine reacted by appearing to aim a punch at a fan.
Mexican second division football club Dorados' Argentine coach Diego Armando Maradona celebrates a goal during the second leg match of the final against Atletico San Luis, at the Alfonso Lastras Ramirez stadium in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.(AFP)
Mexican second division football club Dorados' Argentine coach Diego Armando Maradona celebrates a goal during the second leg match of the final against Atletico San Luis, at the Alfonso Lastras Ramirez stadium in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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PM Modi’s statement proves Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi’s popularity in India

On the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, PM Modi met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.(PM Modi/ Twitter)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.(PM Modi/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 02, 2018 11:18 AM IST
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Diego Maradona to coach second-division side Dorados in Mexico

Diego Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July.
Diego Maradona was the coach of Argentina National team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.(AP)
Diego Maradona was the coach of Argentina National team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.(AP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 08:33 PM IST
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Culiacan | ByAgence France-Presse

Mario Kempes joins Diego Maradona in offering to coach Argentina after FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Jorge Sampaoli may still be resisting pressure to resign after Argentina’s World Cup debacle and last 16 elimination against France in Russia, but now Mario Kempes has said he wants to take over.
Mario Kempes, Argentina’s star striker during their 1978 World Cup triumph, wants to coach the national team.(Getty Images)
Mario Kempes, Argentina’s star striker during their 1978 World Cup triumph, wants to coach the national team.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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AFP, Buenos Aires | ByAgence France-Presse

Colombia victims of ‘monumental theft’ in England defeat, claims Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona believes Colombia can feel robbed and questioned the decision of FIFA referee chief Pierluigi Collina to appoint American official Mark Geiger during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against England.
Colombia were hard done by the referee during their FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter against England, according to Diego Maradona.(REUTERS)
Colombia were hard done by the referee during their FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter against England, according to Diego Maradona.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 05:55 PM IST
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Even Diego Maradona must show respect: FIFA

During the Argentina vs Nigeria FIFA World Cup game, Diego Maradona drew attention with his antics in the stands.
Diego Maradona in the stands during the FIFA World Cup Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.(Reuters)
Diego Maradona in the stands during the FIFA World Cup Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 29, 2018 09:28 PM IST
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Moscow | ByReuters

Lionel Messi the best Argentine footballer in history, not Diego Maradona: Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos believes that Lionel Messi the best Argentine footballer in history and the FC Barcelona forward is far superior to legend Diego Maradona.
Lionel Messi is a better footballer than Diego Maradona, according to Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos.(AFP)
Lionel Messi is a better footballer than Diego Maradona, according to Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:26 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Jorge Sampaoli should not be welcomed home - Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona has issued a scathing assessment of Argentina’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli has been criticised by Diego Maradona for his tactics which resulted in Argentina managing only a draw against FIFA World Cup debutants Iceland.(AFP)
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli has been criticised by Diego Maradona for his tactics which resulted in Argentina managing only a draw against FIFA World Cup debutants Iceland.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 11:37 AM IST
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AFP, Bronnitsy | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi lags behind Diego Maradona, Pele in marquee event

Lionel Messi lags behind his Argentina compatriot Diego Maradona when it comes to goals and assists in World Cups as Argentina look to snap a 22-year jinx in the FIFA World Cup 2018 event in Moscow.
Lionel Messi will be hoping to help Argentina break their 22-year jinx in the World Cup jinx, having last won the title in 1986 under Diego Maradona.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi will be hoping to help Argentina break their 22-year jinx in the World Cup jinx, having last won the title in 1986 under Diego Maradona.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Omnisport, London | ByOmnisport
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