Maradona to receive invitation for Kolkata friendly

New Delhi: Football legend Diego Maradona
will be accorded a special invitation for Argentina`s
international friendly against Venezuela, scheduled to be held
at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on September 2.

"We will be inviting Maradona. I will try and meet him
when I go to Argentina during the Copa America next month,"
said Bhaswar Goswami, chief of Celebrity Management Group
(CMG), the firm who bought the hosting rights of the match
from Argentina Football Association.

"But it seems unlikely as he doesn`t share a very good
relationship with the federation," he added.

He said they are also trying to get quite a few
high-profile officials, including AFA president and FIFA
vice-president Julio Grondona, for the much-awaited match.

It was CMG who had organised Maradona`s visit to Kolkata
in 2008.


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