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“Leo Is A Friend Of Mine” – Maradona Denies Messi Criticism

Diego Maradona says he “loves” Lionel Messi and described as “false” comments attributed to him attacking his Argentine compatriot and Barcelona legend. “Leo is a friend of mine and I’d never speak ill of a friend,” Maradona assured Spanish sports newspaper Marca on Wednesday. Last month Maradona was quoted as telling Fox Sports in Mexico that Messi “is not a …

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Diego Maradona Makes Bizarre Return To Management

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados in his latest foray into management, the club announced Thursday. Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July. But …

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Diego Maradona Offers Reward Over ‘Death’ Report

Diego Maradona has offered a $10,000 reward to identify the source of reports he had died after Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria, his lawyer said Thursday. Maradona found himself on the receiving end of much attention following his animated response to Argentina’s narrow victory over Nigeria that saw them escape their group last Thursday. Reports that Maradona had died …

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Diego Maradona Blasts Argentina Coach After Iceland Draw

Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment Sunday of his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics. “Playing like that, he can’t come back to Argentina,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television after Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 1-1 …

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Argentina Legend Diego Maradona Responds To Accusation Of Racism

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona smokes a cigare as he attends the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona came under a bit of fire on Saturday afternoon when he was alleged to have made a racist gesture. The all-time footballing great was in Moscow to watch his national side’s 1-1 draw against Iceland – but stole some of the limelight when ITV commentator Jacqui Oatley suggested that he made a less than proper gesture towards some South …

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Diego Maradona Isn’t One Bit Happy With Cristiano Ronaldo Calling Himself The Best Player Ever

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s assertion that he is the best footballer to have ever graced the planet hasn’t gone down well with everyone – particularly not to another man who has designs on that same title. Diego Maradona, Argentine legend and reknowned England-botherer, has advised Ronaldo to, quote, “stop taking the piss” with statements like that. In a delightfully sweary interview with …

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Liverpool Sign England Under-20 World Cup-Winning Star

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Dominic Solanke signs for Liverpool at Melwood Training Ground on July 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool have signed the hero of England’s recent Under-20 World Cup win, Dominic Solanke. The fee will have to be decided by tribunal because Solanke is a product of Chelsea’s youth system, however it is expected that £3 million will be the cost the Reds will have to pay for the 19-year-old. Solanke was the star of the U-20 World …

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The Five Most Bizarre Failed Transfers Of All Time

The transfer window provides us with some form of entertainment while we wait for Premier League football to return. This year’s market is sure to see records broken, big-money moves and the annual one or two surprises. For your amusement, we’ve compiled a list of the five most bizarre potential transfers of all time. Could you imagine if these moves …

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Watch: Teddy Sheringham Reveals Just How Close Diego Maradona Came To Signing For Tottenham

Sport, Football, Ossie Ardiles Benefit Match, 1st May 1986, Tottenham Hotspur 2 v Inter Milan 1, Inter Milan's Liam Brady is watched by Tottenham Hotspur's Diego Maradona (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona very nearly ended up playing for Tottenham Hotspur, according to former striker Teddy Sheringham. Maradona, often celebrated as the best footballer to have ever played the game, wore the Spurs colours during Ossie Ardiles’ testimonial in 1986 (as shown in the above pic where he’s being schooled by another legend, Liam Brady), but nearly made his stay in …

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Marcelo: Under-Appreciated In A Team Of Greatness?

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 23: Marcelo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's 7th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 23, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Who is the left back on the planet? If you were to go by the popular video game FIFA 17 it would tell you that David Alaba of Bayern Munich holds the honour and many people would put Barcelona’s Jordi Alba right at the top of the list. Yet, during the week Marcelo was voted into the FIFPro World XI …

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Brazil Legend Ronaldo Names Star-Studded ‘All-Time’ XI

Football, 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals, Kobe, Japan, 17th June 2002, Brazil 2 v Belgium 0, Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Brazil's 2nd goal (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Having played for some of the biggest sides in the world, Brazilian legend Ronaldo would have played with (and against) some of the biggest superstars the game has ever seen. The 39-year-old played for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter across an 18-year career, as well as winning the World Cup twice with Brazil. When asked …

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Diego Maradona To Be Joined By Another Football Icon At Semi Final

Diego Maradona promised to attend los Pumas World Cup Semi Final against Australia. After partying with the Pumas following their victory over Tonga, Diego Maradona promised to attend their World Cup Semi Final clash with Australia. However it now seems the football icon will be joined by current Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero. Pumas full back, Joaquin Tuculet, told ESPN that …

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Watch: World Rugby Create A Diego Maradona Celebration Mash-Up

Diego Maradona you loveable rogue. World Rugby have mashed together a compilation video of the Argentine footballer, getting very excited against Tonga.  Diego Maradona sure did love the Rugby this weekend. After watching his country virtually secure themselves a quarter-final place, Maradona popped down to the dressing room for a bit of a party. But prior to that, he’d very …

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