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Diego Maradona
Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Memories of date with Diego

So unpredictable was Maradona that the 2017 trip almost did not happen. “The day he signed the contract my son was born and I named him Diego.  Maradona was delighted to know that. Yet he c...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Thousands line up to bid goodbye

Argentines lined up on the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to Diego Maradona, whose casket lay in state at the Casa Rosada presidential palace draped in an Argentine flag and his fa...
By Reuters in Buenos Aires

Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Rebirth of a city, 'thanks to the ball'

Diego Maradona meant many things to many people. For some, he was the greatest human being to have kicked a football, to some he was a flawed genius not in the same league as a Pele, yet others, mainl...
By Devdan Mitra

Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Football as a one-man ballet

Fame? Oh yes. The world was at his feet, football’s grail held aloft in his hands. Never mind the delinquent fist. That too was part of the man. How can you separate the dancer from the dance? O...
By Ananda Kamal Sen

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Pied Piper of the beautiful game

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By Souvik Mukherjee in Calcutta

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Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Kerala remembers the one with Midas Touch

Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Diego Maradona galvanise the majority of Malayalis. When the curtains go up for World Cups, Kerala is always united by football and split usually between Brazil and Arge...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

My hero is no more: Sourav

“One of the greatest icons of the game Diego Maradona passes away, a very sad day for World sports. Condolences to his family, friends and well-wishers,” former India batsman VVS Laxman tw...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

'I am Fidelista to my death'

As I stepped up to take the penalty in Cuba’s national soccer stadium, a bloated but grinning Diego Maradona wiped and placed the ball, whispered words of advice and clasped his hands in prayer....
By Andrew Cawthorne

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

The man who made life less ordinary

It was the summer of 1986 and our majestic black-and-white television set ensconced in a wooden box and covered in a frilly cloth still smelt new. And there I was, a Class IV schoolgirl from Jamshedpu...
By Sulagana Biswas

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Make the most of big day: Bhaichung

Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia believes that an empty stadium during Friday’s Derby may well be a blessing in disguise for ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal players. “The...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta


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