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Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

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Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died after a reported cardiac arrest.

The Argentinian had been in poor health prior to his passing, having underwent surgery on a brain blood clot earlier this month.

Maradona won the World Cup with his country in 1986, and was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.

He had spells with Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Boca Juniors during his club career, and managed Argentina at the 2010 World Cup.

At the time of his death, he was in charge of Argentinian club Gimnasia y Esgrima.

Early tributes have poured in for the footballing legend, who was a joint winner of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.

Pele, who Maradona shared the award with, said: “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.”

The Argentine FA said on social media: “The Argentine Football Association, through its president Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death or our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts.”

The president of Argentina has announced that there will be three days of national mourning following the 60-year-old’s death.

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