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Diego Maradona R.I.P – 1960 – 2020

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Thursday, 26th November, 2020

Maradona

Yesterday came the sad news that Diego Maradona passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He was 60 years old.

It was sad to hear. I remember several weeks or so back hearing about him being taken to hospital for a bleed on the brain. He had successful surgery apparently a couple of weeks ago, but yesterday it was reported he died of cardiac arrest.

He was a legend in football, and will always be remembered as such.

He had problems with drugs on and off the pitch, that’s always been his well documented flaw. But that doesn’t change what he done on the pitch.

England remember him for 2 things, both in the same game. The 1986 World Cup, where he scored the infamous “hand of god” goal, and also one of the best ever individual goals in World Cup history.

Most of the world does not talk about this game the way England do, with football fans still seeing it as another injustice England fans have. Even 34 years later.

The game kind of does sum up Maradona. The very bad and the genius all in 1 match.

Argentina went on to win the 1986 World Cup, and lose the 1990 World Cup in the final.

For me, I was too young for that World Cup. I remember Maradona for the first full World Cup I watched. I don’t remember much of Italia 90 (other than the Cameroon and West Germany games for England).

I usually think of 1994 as my ‘first’ World Cup, USA 94. I watched a lot of games, and I’ll always remember seeing the Argentina vs Greece game. Argentina won the game 4-0, and one of the best players of the time, Gabriel Batistuta scored a hattrick.

Who scored the other goal? Diego Maradona of course. But it wasn’t a tap in, this was the goal…

What a goal.

I’ll always remember the goal, and that celebration which followed.

It would also be remembered for him failing a drugs test and being thrown out the World Cup. But he was some player. Failing a drugs test, an aging player but could still score a goal like that.

It would be the last goal for the national team, with USA 94 being his last tournament as a player.

Diego Maradona will go down as one of the World’s greatest ever football players.

R.I.P.


Michael Adams

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