Football Legend Maradona Passes Away, Tributes Pour In

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

The 60-year-old had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating his birthday, Goal.com reported.

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.

As per Goal.com, Maradona was also released from the hospital, but in the early hours of Wednesday, Maradona suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.

Maradona had begun his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and he went on to become one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.

The ace footballer represented Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell’s Old Boys as a player. Diego was considered the main player in taking Argentina to their second World Cup title in 1986.

With Maradona in their ranks, Argentina had defeated West Germany in the 1986 World Cup final.

Tributes poured in from across the world for the football great. While condoling the demise of legend Diego Maradona, Argentine striker Lionel Messi said that the World Cup-winning footballer will always remain in everyone’s heart forever.

Messi also said that Maradona’s demise is a sad day for the entire sports fraternity. Many fans of Messi have been saying that he is as good as Maradona, but the current Barcelona striker has been quoted saying that Maradona will always be his idol.

In India, Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday condoled the demise of football legend Diego Maradona, saying that he watched the football just for the Argentine striker. “My hero no more …my mad genius rest in peace. I watched football for you,” Ganguly tweeted.

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