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Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, Dies Aged 60

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Frankie Omokhua

Argentine soccer legend, Diego Maradona, has died at the age of 60.

The Argentine FA confirmed the news in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

The 1986 World Cup winner, whose prominence in world football gained popularity following his “Hand of God” goal against England, underwent brain surgery at the start of November.

Maradona was also banned from football in 1991 after testing positive for cocaine while playing for Napoli. However, he remained a revered figure at the Italian club, where he won two Serie A titles. He also played for Barcelona, Sevilla, Boca Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys.

Maradona underwent brain surgery at the start of November and his lawyer said he would continue to be treated for alcohol dependency.

The 1986 World Cup winner had an emergency operation for a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.

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