Eight healthcare workers face trial over Maradona's death - reports

Thu, 20 Apr 2023 - 08:27 GMT

A court in San Isidro, a town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, rejected defence appeals for a lesser charge and upheld a year-old indictment by prosecutors for "reckless and inefficient work" in the treatment of the former Boca Juniors and Napoli player, TV channel TN reported.

Pele or Maradona? Debate will continue raging over who was greater

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 01:33 GMT

Before Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo came along, the enduring debate in soccer about who was the greatest player centered on two men: Pele and Diego Maradona.

Maradona is watching us from above and pushing us, says Messi

Sat, 10 Dec 2022 - 08:28 GMT

Lionel Messi said Argentina have felt the presence of the late, great Diego Maradona throughout their World Cup campaign, including on Friday when they beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the semi-finals.

In Maradona's shadow, Messi strives for Argentina's forever love

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 - 11:34 GMT

Lionel Messi's passionate performances at the Qatar World Cup are earning him oodles of love from Argentines, but their old favouritism for Diego Maradona may resurface unless he brings home the trophy on his final attempt.

In-form Napoli look for title advantage in Milan showdown

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 - 11:46 GMT

Chasing a first league crown since the days of Diego Maradona, a sold-out stadium which bears their hero's name will host two teams locked on 57 points.

Argentina spends weekend celebrating late hero Maradona

Sat, 30 Oct 2021 - 06:09 GMT

Former Boca Juniors, Naples and Barcelona players died of a heart attack on November 20th last year.

Pele in 'stable' condition after respiratory problems, hospital says

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 11:11 GMT

Concerns grew about Pele's health on Friday after local media reported that he had returned to an ICU that he had only just left earlier this week.

Church in honor of Maradona opens its doors in Mexico

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 04:26 GMT

Marcelo Buchet, who opened the church, said it was a place "where we can talk about football".

From ex-partners to photographers, Maradona's fortune has many claimants

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 11:33 GMT

Lawyers are gearing up to do battle over the estate of Diego Maradona, estimated at between $10 million and $40 million.

Napoli's San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Maradona

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:37 GMT

The stadium has been officially renamed the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after the late striker who led them to their only two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup.

Naples unites in grief over death of adoptive son Maradona

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 03:06 GMT

Fans streamed to Napoli stadium on Thursday to pay their respects to Diego Armando Maradona, grieving a man who achieved god-like status in the Italian city.

Argentines bid farewell to Maradona as nation mourns flawed hero

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 03:03 GMT

Argentines lined up in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to soccer great Diego Maradona.

Argentinean Football Legend Diego Armando Maradona passes away

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 05:09 GMT

He is a national hero for Argentina and its passionate people but he was also a hero for every football fan.

Maradona 'confused', to spend more time in hospital

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 03:30 GMT

Maradona is to be kept in hospital for several more days after suffering from “confusion” caused by an unexplained “abstinence” that followed his brain surgery.

Maradona self-isolating at home due to COVID-19 risk

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 12:28 GMT

Maradona is currently the coach of Argentine top division side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, who are scheduled to play Patronato on Friday.

Costacurta explains the difference between Messi and Maradona

Sat, 30 May 2020 - 11:43 GMT

The Italian legend spent over 20 years with the Italian giants and he formed a formidable partnership with AC Milan legend, Paolo Maldini.

Maradona out of hospital after internal bleeding scare

Sat, 05 Jan 2019 - 11:39 GMT

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was released from hospital after being admitted earlier on Friday with internal bleeding in the stomach which was discovered during routine examinations, his daughter Dalma said.

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 - 03:02 GMT

Maradona said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side.

Maradona calls English win "monumental robbery"

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 06:30 GMT

Maradona said the American official should have penalised Harry Kane rather than give a penalty

Even Maradona must show respect, FIFA says

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Diego Maradona may be a giant of the game's history, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums.