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Tag: Diego Maradona

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    FIFA strongly rebukes Maradona's comments on the England/Colombia match

    FIFA says Maradona's “insinuations” were “entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.”

    FIFA says it “strongly rebukes” comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It's the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of FIFA.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 16:53 UTC

    Messi out of the World Cup: France beat Argentina 4-3

    For Argentina this is the farewell of a golden generation that led to three finals. SERGEI GRITS/AP

    Mbappé is the man of the day. The player of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) was the great figure of the game in which France surpassed by 4-3 to Argentina and advanced to the quarters of the 2018 Russia’s World Cup. With two goals from Mbappé, one from Pavard and a penalty from Griezzman, the “Bleus” beat the Argentine selection. Di María, Mercado and Agüero where the authors of the Argentine goals.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:39 UTC

    Maradona: “I'm more alive than ever”; offers a reward on the origin of fake news about his death

    Two Spanish-language audio clips claimed Maradona had suffered a heart attack and died, shortly after news emerged of his eccentric and bizarre behavior

    Argentina's former football star Diego Maradona has issued a bounty worth 300,000 pesos (US$10,800 / £8,300) to find the journalist responsible for reporting fake news regarding his death, according to Infobae.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Maradona asked by FIFA “to behave in a respectful manner”

    FIFA was aware of incidents such as that during Argentina's vital group game against Nigeria in St. Petersburg last Tuesday

    Diego Maradona might be a giant of the game's history, FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums. Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win on Wednesday, FIFA's World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that the former Argentine player was a valued part of its Legends program to promote the game.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    A gallant Nigeria almost KO Maradona in St Petersburg

    Maradona struggled to walk as he was aided by one man in black and followed by two others as he was led inside a luxury box

    Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona may have gotten a little too excited during a FIFA World Cup match on Tuesday. The 57-year-old collapsed after his home country won 2 to 1 against Nigeria in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to a video posted by the Spanish-language newspaper La Nación.

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Maradona comes out in support of Messi and his missed penalty

    I feel responsible for not having been able to take the three points, admitted a distressed Messi.

    Argentina’s Diego Maradona has come out to defend Lionel Messi after the Barcelona attacker missed a penalty in his team’s draw against Iceland on Saturday. Speaking to Telesur, the 1986 World Champion said: ”I missed five penalties in a row and I was still Diego Armando Maradona.

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Maduro wraps up electoral campaign next to Erdogan and Maradona

    At Maduro's closing campaign in central Caracas, Maradona surprised the crowd by dancing a catchy reggaeton song while waving a Venezuelan flag

    Venezuela's diplomatically isolated president got a show of support from his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Thursday ahead of a weekend election widely decried as unfair. The United States, the European Union and major Latin American countries have criticized Sunday's vote in which populist President Nicolas Maduro is likely to win re-election to a six-year term.

  • Saturday, December 3rd 2016 - 09:27 UTC

    'Cuban' Maradona warns Macri might not make it past Christmas Day

    Looking at it from Communist Cuba, Diego Maradona sees a dark future for Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

    Argentine retired football player Diego Maradona, in Cuba to attend the funerals of his friend and former revolutionary leader Fidel Catro, hinted that should the people of his country choose to take to the streets, President Mauricio Macri might not be in office by Christmas.

  • Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

    FIFA chief Infantino arrives in Uruguay; supports 2030 World Cup in River Plate

    “An important theme is whether the World Cup can be played in more than one country,” said Infantino. “I personally support it”.

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino who on Tuesday will be in Uruguay, gave tentative backing to a joint World Cup bid by Argentina and Uruguay on Monday, suggesting the history of the two South American nations made them serious candidates to host the tournament in 2030.

  • Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 06:29 UTC

    Maradona thanks the Queen and Houses of Parliament for their confidence

    “I would like to say hello to the Queen and the British Parliament, and tell them I whole-heartedly accept the nomination they have given me”

    Diego Maradona has thanked the Queen and the Houses of Parliament for giving him the chance to provide “true justice” as head of an organization designed to help young children.

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