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Tributes Pour In For Football Legend Diego Maradona, Who Died Aged 60

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05:11 25 Nov 2020


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Former Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

The footballing legend captained his country to World Cup victory in 1986 in Mexico.

During his career he played for Barcelona and Napoli and won two series A titles.

Local media reports he died of a heart attack just weeks after being released from hospital following surgery on his brain to treat a blood clot.

The World Reacts To Maradona's Death

Meanwhile, tributes have already started to pour in for the former Argentinian footballer.

President Michael D Higgins said he will be remembered "not only for his phenomenal tatent for ball control, passing and dribbling but for the vision of him on the field and the joy he brought to so many."

President Higgins said Maradona was an inspiration for many children.

One Twitter user quoted another Argentinian player, Lionel Messi, who said he could "never come close to Maradona".

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has tweeted his condolences, describing Maradona as "a genius".

"Magic"," Iconic" and "Infamous" are just some of the words being used to describe the legend.

Undoubtedly, tributes will continue to pour in over the next number of days for the late great Diego Maradona.


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