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

Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 08:10 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • Don Alberto

    FIFA should listen to Maradona, he knows all about cheating in soccer football: Maradona 'Hand of God' Goal 1986 World Cup can be seen on youtube watch?v=-ccNkksrfls

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • DemonTree

    I think I may have accidentally found my way into an alternate universe. Argentina (and Germany) are out of the World Cup and England are still in, it's been hot and sunny for 3 weeks straight and I can't even remember when it last rained, and now Mr Hand-of-God himself is complaining about bad refereeing.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog

    The problem with the refereeing was he was too soft on the Columbians. I have seen games that if the players surround the ref after a penalty, yellow cards are handed out for dissent.Also was the headbutt on Jordan Henderson the head of God? And Maradonna's eyesight must be cocaine misted as I thought the guy manhandling Harry Kane to the ground fancied him, the way he had his arms around him. How this junkie ever became a FIFA ambassador is difficult to fathom out because even Sir Lesley Colin Patterson would do a better job.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • arglands

    Ambassador of what? The Ministry of Dumb Ass?
    Why is this idiot still relevant at this day and age?

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Voice

    He's a footballer...they are renowned for lucidity, reason and intelligence...

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • R. Ben Madison

    Waaah! They stole our islands!

    Waaah! They stole our trophy!

    I see a theme.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “The penalty was not a penalty -- it was a foul by Kane,” Maradona told Telesur.”

    People shouldn't be so tough on poor maradona....he was probably do doped-up that he was seeing things upside-down, and thought it was Kane riding piggy-back on the Colombian...

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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