Argentine footballer Diego Maradona was an extravagant footballer who has made his mark on world football over the past three decades. This was announced on November 25 by former President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Joseph Blatter.
“I have a parallel with the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. There he brought victory to the national team. Scored that unforgettable goal with the “hand of God” in the match with the British. And now God called him home. Rest in peace, Diego. Thank you for everything! “, – quotes his words” Sport-Express “.
Earlier on the same day, it became known about the death of 60-year-old Maradona from a heart attack at his home in the city of Tigre, where he was recovering from a previous brain surgery.
Hematoma was revealed in the former captain of the Argentine national team during the tomography. A blow to the head could have caused the hemorrhage.
President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro, head coach of the Russian national team Stanislav Cherchesov, deputy official representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Hak, football players Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and many others expressed condolences on the death of the famous football player.
Diego Maradona was born in 1960 in Buenos Aires. Played 91 matches and scored 34 goals for the Argentina national football team. 1986 World Champion. Then the fame of Maradona brought a goal against England, scored by hand. The arbitrator did not record the violation of the rules. This goal caused a fight in the stands. After the game, Maradona said: “I did not touch the ball, it was the hand of God.”