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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

BY The Canadian Press, Nov 25, 2020 12:25 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Argentine soccer ``Golden Boy'' Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Photo-ANI

Argentine soccer ``Golden Boy'' Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

A person close to Maradona said he died Wednesday of a heart attack.

Maradona died two weeks after being released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain surgery.

Maradona was among the best players in history and led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and other health problems.

He captivated fans over a two-decade career and famously made the ``Hand of God'' goal in which he punched the ball into England's net during the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals.

Former Brazilian legendary footballer Pele on Wednesday said that he lost a "great friend and the world lost a legend" on the demise of former Argentine striker Diego Maradona and added that "one day they can play ball together in the sky."

"You took us to the top of the world," Argentine President Alfredo Fernández said on social media. "You made us incredibly happy. You were the greatest of all."

"He leaves a legacy without limits," said Cristiano Ronaldo while condoling the demise of the Argentine football legend Maradona.

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