Diego Maradona

  • Africa & World

    Court rules Maradona’s body ‘must be conserved’

    THE body of late soccer great Diego Maradona “must be conserved” in case his DNA is needed in a paternity case, an Argentine court ruled on Wednesday. Maradona died of a heart attack last month and was buried on Nov. 26 in a cemetery just outside Buenos Aires. While Maradona’s lawyer had previously told Reuters that DNA samples already exist,…

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  • Football

    Maradona’s ‘Hand Of God’ shirt on sale for US$2 million

    THE shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous “Hand Of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico could be available for $2 million following the Argentine’s death on Wednesday, says an American sports memorabilia expert. The shirt is owned by former England player Steve Hodge, who got it from Maradona after the match…

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  • Football

    ‘Maradona was a great player but poor sportsman’

    DIEGO Maradona had greatness in him but his refusal to apologise for his ‘Hand of God’ goal that helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup proved he lacked sportsmanship, former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has said. Maradona died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, less than a month…

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