BREAKING: Diego Maradona Is Dead
Late Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is dead.


NewsOne Nigeria reports that Diego Maradona died at the age of 60.

The Argentine FA confirmed the news in a statement on Twitter which read: “The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona.


“You will always be in our hearts.”

Diego Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and was the inspiration for Argentina’s World Cup success in Mexico in 1986, winning the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.


Maradona also led the country to the final of the 1990 tournament in Italy although his international playing career ended in shame when he failed a drugs test at the 1994 World Cup in the United States and he was notorious for a wayward lifestyle throughout his life.



Maradona was also banned from football in 1991 after testing positive for cocaine while playing for Napoli.

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