Diego Maradona

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 Argentina’s rugby captain Pablo Matera has been sacked over “discriminatory” and “xenophobic” tweets. Photograph: Getty Images

Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Argentina captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comm(...)

Maradona  runs past England  defender Terry Butcher  before  dribbling past goalkeeper Peter Shilton  and scoring the  goal of the century, during the World Cup quarterfinal  between Argentina and England on June 22nd, 1986 in Mexico City. Photograph:  Getty Images

The news on Wednesday that Diego Maradona had died at the age of 60 prompted an immediate and overwhelming paroxysm of nostalgia. 2020 has already bee(...)

 Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona shaking hands with his doctor Leopoldo Luque in Olivos, Buenos Aires province two weeks before his death.   Photograph: Diego Maradona press office/AFP via Getty Images

Argentine justice officials on Sunday seized medical files from the doctor of Diego Maradona as part of their investigation into the recent death of t(...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the Scottish Premier League match against Ross County at Celtic Park, Glasgow on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Celtic will investigate protests outside Parkhead after revealing some players had been left “shaken” after being targeted by missiles from their own (...)

James Ryan and Finlay Bealham tackle Georgia’s Beka Gorgadze. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This is where Andy Farrell’s Ireland currently exist: Georgia coach Levan Maisashvili saw defeat as a missed chance to sink rudderless opponents. Just(...)

Ahead of kick-off at the McDonald Jones Stadium an All Blacks shirt with ‘Maradona 10’ written on the back was laid on the field by New Zealand captain Sam Cane. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand 38 Argentina 0 New Zealand thrashed Argentina 38-0 in a Tri-Nations test in Newcastle on Saturday to gain a measure of revenge for their(...)

Mike Tyson pictured with Diego Maradona in 2008. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

When Mike Tyson appeared on Good Morning America this week to promote his return to the boxing ring at the age of 54, the significance of the word on (...)

It wasn’t just Diego Maradona’s outrageous skill on the pitch that made him such an icon, it was also his human frailty as he struggled with addiction. Photograph: Jorge Duran/AFP via Getty Images

The scale of the world reaction to the death of Diego Maradona illustrated the stature of a footballer who lifted himself from the depths of poverty i(...)

 Diego Maradona’s body   at the  chapel of the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Argentinian Presidency/AFP via Getty Images

Diego Maradona’s agent and lawyer has vowed to take action after images emerged of three funeral workers posing next to the late Argentinian football(...)

A drive-in Christmas market in Landshut, Germany. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images.

The state at the centre of Australia’s worst coronavirus outbreak has gone 28 days with no new cases of the virus, an enviable record as Tokyo posted(...)

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