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Diego Maradona

Carlo Ancelotti demands courage, intelligence and heart from Napoli

Bidding to win their first European trophy since a Diego Maradona-inspired side won the old UEFA Cup in 1989, Napoli host the English Premier League side on Thursday in the second leg of their tie, trailing 2-0 from last week`s first match.

Apr 17, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

Ski-Jumping: 'Flying Finn' Matti Nykanen dies at 55

Nykanen won four Olympic gold medals, three of them at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada, when he became the first ski jumper to triumph on both the normal and large hill.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

Diego Maradona recovering in hospital after surgery

Maradona has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that helped him become one of the most admired players of the 20th century.

Jan 15, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

Diego Maradona to extend stay at Mexican club Dorados

Dorados will play their first game of the season against Celaya at home on Sunday.

Jan 05, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

Diego Maradona discharged from hospital after internal bleeding scare

Maradona last fell ill during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.

Jan 05, 2019, 07:40 AM IST

Diego Maradona better than Lionel Messi, says Pele

Pele and Maradona have not always seen eye to eye, but Pele said the pair now enjoy a "perfect" relationship.

Dec 06, 2018, 07:45 AM IST

After Diego Maradona, legendary striker Mario Kempes keen to coach Argentina football team

Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup win in 1986 and coached the team which reached the final of the 2014 tournament, has declared that he is ready to coach the national side for free.

Jul 06, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

FIFA chides Diego Maradona over 'robbery' comments

"Following comments made by Diego Armando Maradona, FIFA reprimand the criticism of the performance of the match officials which it considers to have been positive in a tough and highly emotional match," said the global soccer body in a statement.

Jul 05, 2018, 15:12 PM IST

Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

The former Boca Juniors and Napoli player coached Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, where his team were beaten 4-0 by Germany at the quarter-final stage.

Jul 03, 2018, 17:36 PM IST

Diego Maradona declares $10,000 reward on man who spread death rumour: Reports

Legendary footballer Diego Maradona has announced a reward of $10,000 on the man who spread rumours about his death after Argentina defeated Nigeria 2-1 in Group D clash in FIFA World Cup 2018.

Jun 29, 2018, 00:03 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigeria vs Argentina - See Pics

Argentina secured a rather narrow 2-1 win to just about sneak into the next round of FIFA World Cup 2018.

 

Jun 27, 2018, 09:47 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Did Diego Maradona snort baby powder? Twitter questions 'white substance' on glass

Throughout the Argentina vs Nigeria match, Diego Maradona showcased a range of emotions. Moments after the match, he had to be escorted inside due to a medical emergency.

Jun 27, 2018, 08:06 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona shows fans the finger during Argentina vs Nigeria clash

Diego Maradona has been slammed for conduct unbecoming of an icon. He also received medical attention shortly after the match but didn't garner much sympathy for it.

Jun 27, 2018, 07:30 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players

The two-time world champions must beat Nigeria in Saint Petersburg if they are to avoid a premature exit following a disastrous 0-3 defeat by Croatia.

Jun 25, 2018, 10:58 AM IST

Stressed Lionel Messi enduring a FIFA World Cup 2018 of nightmares

By contrast, Messi barely figured, marked out of the game by an ultra-disciplined Croatia, unable to get a shot on goal, and only managing to thread telling passes on two or three occasions. As against Iceland in 

Argentina`s opening draw, when he missed a penalty, Messi trudged off silent and thunder-faced. 

Jun 22, 2018, 14:42 PM IST

Diego Maradona quits as coach of second division UAE team Al Fujairah

Diego Maradona resigned as coach of United Arab Emirates second division club Al Fujairah after his team failed to gain promotion, his lawyer Matias Morla announced.

Apr 28, 2018, 17:56 PM IST

In Argentina, Diego Maradona God, Lionel Messi Adam

Now, on the ceiling of one club in Buenos Aires, in a painting modelled after Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel, Maradona is God, extending his hand to Adam -- Lionel Messi.

Apr 26, 2018, 14:25 PM IST

Serie A: Juventus beat AS Roma as Marek Hamsik breaks Diego Maradona's Napoli record

The result kept Juve second on 44 points from 18 games, one behind leaders Napoli, who held on to pole position with a 3-2 home defeat of Sampdoria that saw their Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik break Diego Maradona`s club scoring record.

Dec 24, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Marek Hamsik breaks Diego Maradona's Napoli scoring record

The 30-year-old Slovakian attacking midfielder has been at Napoli for 10 years and set the new mark 116 goals for the Italian club.

Dec 23, 2017, 21:24 PM IST

Marek Hamsik equals Diego Maradona's record, Napoli on top in Serie A

Inter went down 3-1 to Udinese and Hamsik led the way for Napoli, who made the most of Inter's loss, with a three-goal blitz that brought him level with Maradona as the Italian club's all-time top goalscorer.

Dec 17, 2017, 09:46 AM IST