Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 from a heart attack. He was discharged from the hospital two weeks ago. Maradona was then admitted for brain surgery. Maradona is counted among the greatest footballers and played a key role in winning Argentina the World Cup in 1986.
The tournament also included his World Famous Goal, known as the “Hand of God”. Argentina scored England out of the tournament with the help of this goal.
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Discharged on 11 November After Brain Surgery
Diego Maradona was discharged from the hospital on 11 November following brain surgery, according to Argentine media reports. He was to be discharged on this day at 6 pm. However, Maradona left for home early, as thousands of his fans flocked to the streets to catch a glimpse. Maradona played football from clubs such as Boca Juniors, Napoli, Barcelona. They have millions of fans all over the world.
Maradona Played 91 Matches in International Career
Playing with Argentina, Diego Maradona played 91 matches in an international career, scoring 34 goals. He played 4 FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 World Cup. Maradona was also the captain of Argentina in the 1986 World Cup. He was declared the best player of the tournament. Maradona won the Golden Ball Award.
Record Agreement with Big Football Clubs
Famous club Boca Juniors caught sight of him. The club added a good price of £ 1 million to them. Maradona was selected to the national team the following year with a blistering performance. In 1982, he got a chance to play his first World Cup but managed to score two goals in five matches, but his team reached the semi-finals, Diego Maradona was convinced that his team also had the power to become champions.
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Single Handedly Made Argentina Champion
The 1986 World Cup was completely named after Maradona. He was given the captaincy of the team and he single-handedly returned to champion Argentina for the first time. He scored five goals and assisted on five. It also earned him the Golden Ball Award for Best Player of the tournament. The name of ‘Diego-Diego’ resonated not only in his country but in the whole world. Maradona became the most popular man at that time. He retired from football on his birthday in 1997. Lionel became Messi’s coach in 2008, but the team lost in the quarter-finals.
In the Last Football World Cup, Health Deteriorated
Maradona was admitted to the hospital several times after his retirement from football. In the year 2000, he had taken so much cocaine that his heart could fail and he could die. After this, Maradona was in rehabilitation for many years. In 2005, he underwent an operation for weight loss.
After this, in 2007, he was admitted to the hospital due to excessive drinking. His health also deteriorated in the last Football World Cup. He was seen in the executive box in this World Cup. Meanwhile, Argentina defeated Nigeria.