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Football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60
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Football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60
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Buenos Aires, Nov 28 (TIWN) Football legend Diego Maradona has died, aged 60, according to Argentine media reports. He had been discharged from hospital just two weeks ago after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in the brain.

Football legend Diego Maradona passed away on Wednesday due to a heart attack, according to media reports.  The 60-year-old had earlier had an emergency operation for a subdural hematoma, which us an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.  "We are in mourning," said club spokesman Nicola Lombardo. "We feel like a boxer who has been knocked out. We are in shock."  Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career.  He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions for his brilliant skills.  Maradona was responsible for the infamous 'Hand of God' that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament.

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