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Football Legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

Football Legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

Argentinian football legend Diego Armando Maradona has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. Argentina President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning following Maradona’s death in the city of Tigre on Wednesday. Diego Maradona had been suffering from health issues in the recent past. Maradona underwent successful surgery for possible bleeding on his brain as recently as November after being admitted to a local hospital in Buenos Aires with signs of depression.

Maradona will forever be known for his "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final in Mexico, when he appeared to use his hand to push the ball into the net before later swerving through the English defenders for a memorable second goal that sealed victory.

Maradona was the fifth of 8 children who grew up in a poor, gritty barrio on the Buenos Aires outskirts where he played a kind of dirt-patch football that launched many Argentines to international stardom. In 2001, FIFA named Maradona one of the two greatest in the sport's history, alongside Pele.

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