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Football legend Maradona passes away

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BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.
The 60-year-old had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating his birthday, Goal.com reported.


Maradona was hospitalised after he complained of regularly being fatigued. His tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot in Maradona's brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully.

As per Goal.com, Maradona was also released from the hospital, but in the early hours of Wednesday, Maradona suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.


Maradona had begun his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and he went on to become one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.


The ace footballer represented Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell's Old Boys as a player. Diego was considered the main player in taking Argentina to their second World Cup title in 1986.


With Maradona in their ranks, Argentina had defeated West Germany in the 1986 World Cup final.


Maradona also coached Racing Club, Dorados, Gimnasia and the Argentina national team.

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