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Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona passes away

Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona passes away at the age of 60 following a heart attack on Wednesday. Reports in ESPN and CNN confirm the news.

Maradona was hospitalised after he complained of regularly being fatigued. His tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot in Maradona’s brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully.

The footballing icon led the Argentinian football team to the 1986 World Cup triumph. He is famed for his ‘Goal of the century’ and hailed by many as the greatest ever.

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona passed away at 60 after suffering heart attack on Wednesday leaving the football world in shock. Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers to have played the game as he sealed his iconic status by leading his country to world cup win in 1986.

Maradona was rushed to a hospital late October that required immediate surgery and was later discharged to continue recovery at home. His professional career spanned over two decades after starting his club career at Argentinos Juniors.

He eventually moved to Spanish giants Barcelona but after spending just two seasons there, he made the switch to Italian club Napoli where he began his journey towards becoming a legend of the game.

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