Diego Maradona

Napoli announce plan to immortalize Diego Maradona

Move over St. Paul and make way for Maradona! The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released … Continue reading Napoli announce plan to immortalize Diego Maradona

Pique draws a line between Messi and Maradona, and his argument is agreeable

Gerard Pique, as expected, sided with Lionel Messi when asked to choose between his Barcelona teammate and Diego Maradona. The debate about who's the best of the two Argentines has resurfaced this week with Barça due to play Napoli in the Champions League, the Italian side for whom Maradona produced some of his best football. … Continue reading Pique draws a line between Messi and Maradona, and his argument is agreeable

Don’t blame Messi if his teammates have lost their passion – Diego Maradona

  In a scathing remark on Argentina’s recurring woes in global football, former coach and captain of the South American country, Diego Maradona, says he would have loved to see Lionel Messi retire from international duties after Russia 2018. Image shows Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona at the 2010 World Cup Maradona, 57, says he … Continue reading Don’t blame Messi if his teammates have lost their passion – Diego Maradona

Revealed: Diego Maradona was drunk during Nigeria vs Argentina match

  Diego Maradona has reacted to media reports on his health after he got “too emotional” in St. Petersburg, Russia, during the last Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina. Maradona, 57, was prominent among a group of retired Argentina international footballers who showed support to La Albiceleste ahead of the nerve-racking encounter. The football … Continue reading Revealed: Diego Maradona was drunk during Nigeria vs Argentina match

Diego Maradona responds to eye-pulling allegations

Diego Maradona made headlines for an alleged racist act against the Asian race ahead of Argentina’s first World Cup match against Iceland.   Image: Diego Maradona The football icon purportedly pulled his eyes during a contact with an Asian fan in Russia, knowing fully well that describing Asian eyes as “slanted” is offensive. Maradona, 57, … Continue reading Diego Maradona responds to eye-pulling allegations

What Messi represents in Rosario, Argentina

Lionel Messi is a household name all over the world, even in the least football nation, but his image in Argentina is far from that of an underground king who is yet to wear a crown. Despite his numerous accolades in the round leather game, Messi’s football achievements with Barcelona will never compare to Diego … Continue reading What Messi represents in Rosario, Argentina

Barca don’t need Messi now – Ruggeri

Former Argentina international footballer Óscar Ruggeri has called on his compatriot Lionel Messi to quit Barcelona and focus on playing for the Blue and White Stripes. Ruggeri's opinion is intended to help Messi enjoy a memorable 2018 World Cup in Russia, which could be his last, true legacy in the annals of football. Image: Óscar Ruggeri Ruggeri … Continue reading Barca don’t need Messi now – Ruggeri

Possible reason Diego Maradona wasn’t invited to Lionel Messi’s Wedding

After his glamorous wedding to childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo, Barcelona star player Lionel Messi has added another title to his name as a married man, but his compatriot Diego Maradona is laughing for a reason. Maradona Blasts Messi For Lacking Leadership Qualities. The Barcelona player lives in Spain with his wife and their two sons … Continue reading Possible reason Diego Maradona wasn’t invited to Lionel Messi’s Wedding

Maradona calls Dani Alves ‘an Idiot’ for talking trash about his ‘Hand of God’

Diego Maradona has verbally attacked Dani Alves for disregarding his historical "Hand of God." The 56-year-old former player and coach of Argentina national team called the Juventus full-back an "idiot" for daring to disrespect him. Image: Diego Maradona Maradona, arguably the best player to ever grace the football world, contributed so much to Argentina's 1986 … Continue reading Maradona calls Dani Alves ‘an Idiot’ for talking trash about his ‘Hand of God’

Maradona Blasts Messi For Lacking Leadership Qualities.

Diego Maradona unequivocally says Barcelona’s Lionel Messi lacks the personality of a leader. The football legend went ahead to name Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as Euro 2016’s star to watch. Though Argentina is currently competing in the 2016 Copa America games in U.S., Maradona who was speaking at an event in Paris to launch the … Continue reading Maradona Blasts Messi For Lacking Leadership Qualities.