Diego Maradona was a legend during his lifetime and remains so after his death. Information about the Argentine footballer’s departure made headlines in newspapers published on Thursday, and the athlete praised headlines in which sport was not the main topic. British daily newspapers referring to the events of 1986 are especially noteworthy.

Headlines like “He is already in God’s hand” on the “Daily Mirror” or “The Sun” spreads with an image from the unforgettable World Cup are a clear reference to the World Cup quarter-finals in Mexico. The English played against Argentina, then Maradona scored a goal with his hand, which contributed greatly to the victory over the sons of Albion and opened the way for the South American team to the final, as the Argentinians beat West Germany and reached their dream cup. Only after twelve years or so did the legendary player admit that the goal was scored against the rules and apologized for an incident that Great Britain is still remembered to this day.

Sun Football (UK)

Sports Review

Clarin (Argentina)

L’Equipe (France)

The Daily Star (UK)

Gazzetta dello Sport (Wuxi)

The Observer (Uruguay)

Mirror Sport (UK)

The Guardian (UK)

Hindustan Times (Indy)

Liberation (France)

March (Spain)

Corriere dello Sport (Wuxi)

Diego Maradona – who was he?

Diego Maradona was the undisputed soccer star. He was voted the best player of the 20th century with 53 percent. Of votes in the poll on the official FIFA website. He won the World Championship with Argentina in 1986, the Summer World Cup 1990 and the World Junior Championships in 1979. He was in the World Cup where he played a historic match. He scored two goals in it: with the first hand, which was called “The Hand of God.” Second, after the amazing rise that started in his half of his stadium.

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He played 91 matches with the national team, and scored 34 goals. He won the most important club-level titles with Napoli, which he won the European Cup and only two Italian championships in the team’s history. From 2008 to 2010 he was the manager of the first Argentine national team, which he won by promotion to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and in the final tournament he advanced to the quarter-finals. Most recently, he was coach of Argentine Jimnasia de la Plata.

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