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Diego Maradona
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

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

What they said, what they felt

Robbie Fowler: By far the best I ever saw growing up, and arguably the greatest ever #RipDiego #Maradona #10 ...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Balm for a nation’s wounds

Maradona retired from professional soccer in 1997 and after his brush with death in 2000 he underwent drug rehabilitation, living off-and-on in Cuba between 2000 and 2005, where he often spent time wi...
By Reuters

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Finding love & cigar in Calcutta

Emotions are not best described in words, but if one attempts to understand Calcutta’s love for Diego Armando Maradona, it is perhaps best to say amour de tendresse. Loosely translated, that mea...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

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Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Flawed genius in two goals

Maradona scored an almost equally brilliant solo effort against Belgium in the following game, yet his handled goal against England became an enduring image. To the English such deviousness and cheek...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

King of Kicks is in heaven

Maradona had threatened to will his way through the 1990 World Cup — gathering a loose ball, feinting around a defender and passing through a thicket of legs to assist the only goal in a quarter...
By Jeré Longman, Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 25.11.20

Pele pays tribute to Diego

"What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Rio de Janeiro

Sports  /  Published 25.11.20

Maradona dies of heart attack at the age of 60

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By Our Bureau, Agencies in Buenos Aires

Sports  /  Published 05.11.20

Maradona surgery ‘successful’

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was recovering after successful surgery to treat a subdural hematoma, a blood clot in the brain, the former World Cup winner’s doctor said late on Tuesday. ...
By Reuters in Buenos Aires


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