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Graffiti artists work next to a mural by artist Eme Freethinker in honor of late Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona, at a graffiti wall at the Mauerpark in Berlin, Germany. The Argentine soccer great died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the age of 60. 2020. The slogan reads: 'God is dead'.
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Players observe a minute of applause as they pay their respects to late Argentinian football player Diego Maradona ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at the London stadium in London, England.
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Fans of football legend Diego Maradona participate in a rally to pay tribute to him, in Kolkata.
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Candles and flowers are seen outside the San Paolo stadium commemorating soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.
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A giant poster of Diego Maradona is displayed on a balcony of the presidential palace known as the Casa Rosada or Pink House, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday at the age of 60.
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Memorabilia is seen outside the San Paolo stadium to commemorate soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.
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People wave at the hearse carrying the casket of Diego Maradona to his final resting place after lying in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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People line up outside the presidential palace alongside Plaza de Mayo, to pay final respects to Diego Maradona, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died Wednesday at the age of 60.
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People look at memorabilia outside the San Paolo stadium commemorating soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.
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The hearse carrying the casket of Diego Maradona leaves the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday at the age of 60.
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The flag-draped casket of Diego Maradona is carried to a waiting hearse after lying in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A woman hangs Diego Maradona number 10 jersey's on a drying line, at the popular "Quartieri Spagnoli" neighborhood, in Naples. Soccer great Diego Armando Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.
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Fans of Deigo Maradona prepare to erect a photograph of him at a street intersection as they pay tribute to the soccer legend in Kochi, Kerala.
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Men cry after seeing Diego Maradona lying in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60.
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Soccer fans of rival soccer teams Boca Juniors, right, and River Plate, left, embrace as they wait to enter the presidential palace to see Diego Maradona lying in state in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died Wednesday at the age of 60.
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An art teacher Sagar Kambli makes a painting of Diego Maradona on a pavement outside his art school in Mumbai. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died Wednesday at the age of 60. He was 60.
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A man reads a Malayalam language newspaper that has the demise of Diego Maradona as the lead news in Kochi. Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
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West Bengal minister Sujit Basu pays his tribute to the football legend Diego Maradona during a function, in Kolkata.
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A fan of Argentina football legend Diego Maradona pays tribute to him after he passed away due to cardiac arrest, in Kolkata.
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Fans of Argentina football legend Diego Maradona pays tribute to him after he passed away due to cardiac arrest, in Kolkata
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Soccer fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A boy kneels in front of a mural of Diego Maradona decorated with canddles outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Two supporters hug each other outside the San Paolo Stadium as people gathered and pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy.
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Mourners lining up to see the body of Diego Maradona take down the barricade set up by police outside the Plaza de Mayo, outside the presidential palace, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona, the soccer great, died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery.
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Mourners embrace as they wait to see the casket with the body of Diego Maradona outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup, died Wednesday at the age of 60.
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In this file photo, Diego Maradona, center, attends a football clinic and workshop for young aspiring soccer players in Kadambagachhi, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kolkata. Diego Maradona has died.
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In this file photo, Diego Maradona, gestures to media as he attends a football clinic and workshop for young aspiring soccer players in Kadambagachhi, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kolkata. Diego Maradona has died.
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Players observe a minute of silence for former Argentina soccer great Diego Armando Maradona before the Champions League, Group B, soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany.
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People light flares as they gather under a mural depicting soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity.
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People stand next to a mural made by graffiti artist Angelo Campos in honor of late Argentina's soccer legend Diego Maradona at a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Soccer fans surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona as it arrives to a funeral parlor in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Soccer fans carry a banner of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.
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Candles and scarves lie next to a picture of soccer legend Diego Maradona outside the San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60.
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A a boy touches a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.
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In this undated photo, an actual size statue of Diego Maradona being prepared, which will be installed in North Goa. Maradona passed away at the age of 60.
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In this file photo, Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away after suffering a heart attack.
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In this file photo, Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away after suffering a heart attack.
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In this file photo, Argentina's Diego Maradona, front, is attacked by Belgium's Guy Vandermissen during the opening game of the Soccer World Cup in Barcelona, Spain. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.
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In this file photo released by the Cuban government's National Information Agency (AIN), Cuban President Fidel Castro, right, meets Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona on the program "Mesa Redonda" in Havana, Cuba. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.
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In this file photo, former Argentine soccer player Maradona, gets a kiss from his daughters Giannina Dinorah, left, and Dalma Nerea, as they arrive for the premiere of "Maradona" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.
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In this file photo, former soccer great Diego Maradona gets emotional during a news conference after his presentation as the new head coach of the Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata soccer team in La Plata, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.
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In this file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Atzeca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
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In this file photo, Diego Maradona, gestures as he attends a football clinic and workshop for young aspiring soccer players in Kadambagachhi, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kolkata. Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away after suffering a heart attack.
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Gimnasia y Esgrima's coach Diego Maradona seats on the bench prior to an Argentina's soccer league match against Boca Juniors at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Boca Juniors' Carlos Tevez, let, kisses Gimnasia y Esgrima 's coach Diego Maradona prior to an Argentina's soccer league match at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Former soccer great Diego Maradona flashes victory signs to fans below at the Casa Rosada government house after meeting with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Decades ago, Maradona held up his team's soccer trophy at this spot on the balcony after winning the World Cup in Mexico in 1986.
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An event promoter holds a mask of Diego Maradona, head coach of Dorados de Sinaloa soccer team, at the venue of a second-tier national league soccer match against Cafetaleros, his first game as coach for Dorados in Culiacan, Mexico.
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Former soccer great Diego Maradona, show his team jersey during a press conference where he was presented as the new manager of the Dorados of Sinaloa, in Culiacan, Mexico.
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Former soccer great Diego Maradona sings with his team and fans in stands, during a training session on the pitch at the Dorados de Sinaloa soccer club stadium, after Maradona was presented as the new manager of the Dorados in Culiacan, Mexico. Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer's poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico's drug cartel heartland as the new coach of a second-tier team.
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Former soccer star Diego Maradona, center, watches the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
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Putin with Pele and Maradona before the final draw of the World Cup in December 2017
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Diego Maradona of Argentina tackles Lothar Matthaus of Germany in the 1990 World Cup final
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro kisses his country's flag as Argentina's former soccer player Diego Armando Maradona applauds, left, during a closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Argentina's former star player Diego Armando Maradona, right, listens to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaking during his closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro is seeking a new six-year mandate and despite crippling hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine, he is widely expected to win it in next May 20 election, that opponents have denounced as a fraud and have been condemned by much of the international community.
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Diego Maradona—the very name conjures up ima­ges of opponents genuflecting before his genius in 1986. But the ‘God of football’ has mellowed. In Calcutta—where people contemplate violence if you speak ill of him—he said he was just a ‘simple footballer’.
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Diego Maradona during a football coaching session at a school in Kolkata.
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Diego Maradona during a football coaching session at a school in Kolkata.
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Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his girlfriend after being felicitated in Kolkata.
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Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona interacts with a cancer patient at a programme in Kolkata.
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Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona holds up the team name of England during the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Brazilian soccer legend Pele, center, and Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona pose for a photo prior to the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow.
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Argentina soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona and partner Rocio Olivia arrive for the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London.
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino, left, shakes hands with Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona before the start of The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London.
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Soccer legends Diego Armando Maradona, left, and Ronaldo laugh as they present the Best FIFA Men's player award during The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London.
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Soccer legends Diego Armando Maradona, rear center, Ronaldo, right, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, left, present the Best FIFA Men's player award to Christiano Ronaldo during The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London.
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Soccer legends Diego Armando Maradona, left, Ronaldo, rear center, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, right, present the Best FIFA Men's player award to Christiano Ronaldo during The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London.
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Argentina soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona waves a shirt during halftime of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London.
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Argentinian former soccer star Diego Maradona celebrates with fans at Plebiscito square, in Naples, Italy, after receiving the honorary citizenship of Naples from Mayor Luigi De Magistris.
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That Maradona ran the opposition ragged, leaving disoriented knots of defenders in his wake, is well-known. That he was peerless in the field of love too is revealed by his ex-girlfriend Veronica Ojeda in lurid detail—all about unbridled passion in unpopulated islands. Maybe all this was before Diego gained stone after obese stone.
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Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona holds up the Italian football hall of Fame Award during a ceremony in Florence, Italy.
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Gianni Infantino, left, FIFA President, and Diego Armando Maradona, former Argentine footballer, pose for a photo on the green carpet while arriving for the The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.
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FILE - In this May 4, 2015 file photo, Argentina football legend Diego Maradona speaks on the second day of the SoccerEx Asian Forum conference in Southern Shuneh, Jordan. Journalist Victor Hugo Morales said on Twitter that Maradona plans to run for president of FIFA.
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In this Jan. 3, 1995 file photo, former Argentina soccer star Alfredo Di Stefano, left, congratulates fellow countryman Diego Maradona after he received the "Golden Ball" award for his lifetime achievement, in Paris. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died. He was 88.
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Argentina soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, center, kicks the ball during a coaching clinic for Indonesian youths at Gelora Bung stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. Maradona is on a four-day visit in Indonesia.
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In this photo released by Cuba's state newspaper Granma Cuba's Fidel Castro shakes hands with the former soccer star Diego Maradona in Havana, Cuba.
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Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, center, entertains fans in Kannur, Kerala. Maradona arrived on Tuesday on a two-day private visit.
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Footballer Diego Armando Maradona being received on his arrival for a private function in Kannur.
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Diego Maradona holds his grandson Benjamin as his daughters Gianina, left, and Dalma Nera watch Boca Juniors face Banfield at an Argentine league soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, right, greets former soccer player Diego Maradona at the inauguration of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks next to Argentina's national soccer team coach Diego Armando Maradona upon Maradona's arrival to Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on over claims he harbors guerrillas.
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Argentina's soccer team coach Diego Maradona gestures after a practice in Pretoria, South Africa. Argentina will play Germany in a World Cup quarterfinal match on July 3.
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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sculpture of Argentine soccer team coach Diego Maradona beside a replica of a football in Puri.
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Argentina's soccer team coach Diego Maradona smokes a cigar after a practice in Pretoria, South Africa. Argentina will play Germany for the quarterfinal match of the World Cup on July 3.
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona congratulates Gonzalo Higuain after he scored their side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona celebrate in front of teammates after Argentina's Carlos Tevez scored their side's third goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. Argentina defeated Mexico 3-1.
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1 & 3 image shows Argentina head coach Diego Maradona, left, hugs Lionel Messi after the World Cup group B soccer match between Greece and Argentina & the center image shows Maradona celebrate his team scoring their second goal at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa. Argentina won 2-0.
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona celebrates after Argentina scored during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and South Korea at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona, talks to Argentina's Walter Samuel, during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and South Korea at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona reacts during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and South Korea at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Supporters of Argentina soccer team fix a country flag on a street beside decorated portraits of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona in Calcutta.
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona celebrates at the end of the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona celebrates at the end of the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona celebrates at the end of the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona celebrates at the end of the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina assistant coach Hector Enrique, front, hugs Argentina head coach Diego Maradona during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina assistant coach Hector Enrique, right, goes to hug Argentina head coach Diego Maradona during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Argentina head coach Diego Maradona during the World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
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