Diego Maradona arrives in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:22

Kannur: Soccer legend Diego Maradona arrived here to a tumultuous welcome from thousands of football crazy fans from all over the state.

The Argentine World Cup winning captain is in the State for tomorrow`s inauguration of a new showroom.

Maradona, on a two-day trip to the state, arrived by a chartered helicopter from Nedumabassery International airport at Kochi.

Tight security was in place in the city, which saw a festive atmosphere with hundreds of fans pouring in from Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kasargod districts.

About 2000 police personnel were enlisted for security.

Maradona, who led Argentina to a World Cup triumph in 1986, waved to the crowds after landing at Kannur, a city which has hosted many international and national soccer tournaments.

The FIFA player of the 20th century along with Pele in 2000, had come to India once before for a function in Kolkata in 2008.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:22

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