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#pounditFriday, January 15, 2021

Diego Maradona dies — dead at 60

Diego Maradona

Soccer legend Diego Maradona has died.

Maradona has died at the age of 60, according to numerous reports. The news was confirmed by The Associated Press.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Maradona suffered a cardiac arrest at his home two weeks after he underwent surgery for a blood clot in his brain.

Maradona is widely considered to be one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He was known for being a magician on the pitch and having a wild lifestyle off of it. He suffered severe heart problems due to a cocaine overdose in 2000 and ended up spending time in rehab.

Maradona led Argentina to a World Cup win 1986. He coached following his playing days and remained a huge supporter of Argentina. He had to be taken to the hospital for celebrating Argentina’s win too hard during the 2018 World Cup. Videos showed him being carried out of his luxury box following the win over Nigeria.

Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli among other teams. He played for Argentina from 1977-1994 and scored 34 goals in his international career.

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