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Argentina mourns: Many people here worshiped Diego Armando Maradona like a saint. What many consider to be the best footballer of all time died on Wednesday at the age of 60.

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Mourning in Argentina.

When people heard of Diego Armando Maradona's death on Wednesday, they spontaneously took to the streets to express their pain.

Her idol died of heart failure at the age of 60. 

Original sound John Broyad, Attorney General San Isidro

"We can tell you that death is due to natural causes, with no evidence of violence, please wait, please wait."

Mexico City 1986: The greatest moment of his eventful career: Diego Maradona leads the Argentine national team to the world title.

With a 3-2 against Germany.

In the quarter-finals against England, Maradona had only scored a goal with her hand - with the hand of God, as was later put in his mouth.

And then he put a solo over half the space.

A gate of the century. 

Maradona was adored, loved, admired.

Pope Francis received his compatriot for a private audience.

For the Argentines, Maradona is a sanctuary.

The greatest athlete in history.  

Original sound from Jose Madrid Maradona fan

"The number ten must no longer be awarded in the Argentine national team. It must no longer exist. Messi, you do not exist. The number ten belongs to Maradona - for life. That is the feeling of a whole people and the whole world. A player like Maradona won't be back.


Also in Naples, where Maradona became a folk hero from 1984 to 1991, people mourn the Argentine.

Likewise in Barcelona or in Cuba.

Maradona once had a great friendship with Fidel Castro.  

Diego Armando Maradona was adored not only for his wonderful tricks, but also because his life after football was like a single excess.

A person who couldn't get along off the pitch without a ball on his foot.

Depression, drug use, aggression, paranoia, risk of suicide.

Maradona, who was once adored, was increasingly pityed and ridiculed.

At the beginning of November he was operated on for a cerebral hemorrhage.

When he was released from the hospital, it was said that he had survived that too.

A good three weeks later he has now died.  

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2020-11-27

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