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A tribute to Diego Maradona – Football Weekly


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Diego Maradona went from poverty in Buenos Aires to lifting the World Cup at Mexico ‘86.

In 1987 he took an unfancied team – Napoli – to champions of what was then the world’s greatest league, Serie A, again leading them to the Scudetto three years later, along with a Uefa Cup and a Coppa Italia. His fame transcended sport, but came at huge personal cost.

Marcela Mora y Araujo is in Buenos Aires to tell us what Maradona’s death means to Argentina.

Director Asif Kapadia met the great man during the making of his 2019 documentary, Diego Maradona. He tells us how the film sought to free Diego the man from Maradona the legend.





Maradona's funeral chapel<br>epa08843625 Casket of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona placed at a funeral chapel at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 26 November 2020. Maradona has died on 25 November aged 60 following a heart attack.  EPA/JUAN IGNACIO RONCORONI





Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EPA

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