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Category: Diego Maradona

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Franco Baresi: ‘You need team spirit and this Italy side is a united group’

The Milan legend assesses Italy’s chances at Euro 2020, discusses Fikayo Tomori and remembers Diego MaradonaBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraThese are heady days for Italy. After the nadir of the Gian Piero Ventura era, in which they failed to qua…

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Franco Baresi: ‘You need team spirit and this Italy side is a united group’

The Milan legend assesses Italy’s chances at Euro 2020, discusses Fikayo Tomori and remembers Diego MaradonaBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraThese are heady days for Italy. After the nadir of the Gian Piero Ventura era, in which they failed to qua…

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Diego Maradona honoured in holographic display at Argentina’s Copa América game – video

The late Diego Maradona was honoured before Argentina’s opening game against Chile in the Copa América. A 3D animation showed Maradona doing keepie-uppies and donning the kits of the teams he made his name with, such as Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Junio…

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Maradona care ‘deficient and reckless’ before death, medical board report finds

Footballing icon died of heart failure in Argentina in NovemberThe 60-year-old was ‘not properly monitored’, says reportA medical board appointed to investigate the death of Diego Maradona has concluded that the football icon’s medical team acted in an…

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The names that grace Italian football stadiums: from the Pope to Maradona

Napoli recently renamed their stadium after Diego Maradona, but who are the other characters honoured by clubs in Italy?By Tom Griffiths for The Gentleman UltraWhen the news broke that Diego Maradona had died, the streets of Naples filled with mourners…

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Kung-fu kicks and riot police: the day Maradona got Barça brawling

With Barcelona facing Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, we look back at the same fixture in 1984When Andoni Goikoetxea broke Diego Maradona’s ankle in 1983, it gave the Argentinian plenty of time to think as he plotted his revenge …

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Diego’s last dance: the night Maradona played in Toronto

Maradona put on a show for his brother’s team, scoring the winner straight from a corner and reviving the hand of GodFilm by Adrijan Assoufi and words by James Kelly for COPA90Blood is thicker than water. There can be no other explanation for why Diego…

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‘Justice for Diego’: protestors allege negligence in Maradona’s care – video

Diego Maradona fans protested in Buenos Aires to demand what they say is ‘justice for Diego’.The football icon’s death in November has sparked investigations in Argentina into how he died and whether there had been any negligence in his care….

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Protesters demand ‘justice’ for Diego Maradona amid investigation into death

Maradona’s ex-wife and two daughters lead Buenos Aires rallyInvestigators assessing medical treatment of World Cup winnerProtesters took to the streets in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to demand what they say is “justice for Diego Maradona”. The football i…

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Maradonaland: Naples plans statues and museum to honour ‘Saint Diego’

City’s murals of Maradona have become pilgrimage sites since footballer’s death in NovemberA month since the death of Diego Armando Maradona and the southern Italian city of Naples is looking more like a Maradonaland each day.After renaming Napoli foot…

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Diego Maradona remembered by Angus Macqueen

30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020The documentary-maker, who spent nine months in 2018-19 filming in Mexico with the footballer, recalls his shrewd intelligence and gleefully outrageous behaviourHigh in the mountains of central Mexico, an obscure secon…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Diego Maradona, forever No 10

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture pays homage to the Argentinian maestro Diego Maradona, who died last month at the age of 60Since Diego Maradona’s death in November, countless tributes have…

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David Squires on … Diego Maradona

Our cartoonist looks back at the life and times of the World Cup-winning Argentina legend in muralsTake a look through David’s archive treasure troveBuy a copy of this cartoon in the Guardian print shopBuy a classic photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Na…

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David Squires on … Diego Maradona

Our cartoonist looks back at the life and times of the World Cup-winning Argentina legend in muralsTake a look through David’s archive treasure troveBuy a copy of this cartoon in the Guardian print shopBuy a classic photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Na…

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Does Maradona’s greatness really have to stand in opposition to something else? | Jonathan Liew

Lionel Messi’s tribute to his fellow Argentinian was strangely moving, an acknowledgement of a debt owed to the previous generation of playersIt’s a tribute, but there’s more to it than that. It’s a shirt, but there’s more to it than that, too. For a f…

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Personal, pure and symbolic: Messi’s perfect Newell’s homage to Maradona | Sid Lowe

A tribute in a Barcelona or Argentina shirt might not have felt right. No one expected a Newell’s one but it worked betterLionel Messi could feel the weight of Diego Maradona’s No 10 on his back. It was the final moment before kick-off in the 917th gam…

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Napoli find truest tribute to Maradona by mirroring his magic against Roma | Nicky Bandini

Naples had struggled to find the right way to say farewell to a player who felt like family but the 4-0 win over Roma was fittingBefore Napoli kicked off against Roma on Sunday night, their captain Lorenzo Insigne went on a lap of the Stadio San Paolo,…

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Diego Maradona’s personal doctor denies responsibility for death

Leopoldo Luque in tears after officials search his home and office in Buenos AiresDiego Maradona’s personal physician has denied responsibility for his patient’s death after police raided his home and surgery on Sunday, seizing laptops, medical records…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona in Barça win

Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna Lazio lose at home to UdineseLionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.Messi adorned a bril…

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In Naples, a city steeped in pagan rites, I saw Maradona cast his spell

A personal memoir of the passionate, intense bond between the Argentinian and his adopted city, which saw his triumphs and his tragic downfallOn the evening that Napoli football club won its first ever championship, in May 1987, a graffito was scrawled…