Former soccer great Diego Maradona says that for years he has said FIFA was corrupt but that he wasn't taken seriously.
"I was treated like a crazy person," Maradona told radio station Radio La Red in Buenos Aires. "Now the FBI has told the truth."
"There is no soccer. There is no transparency. Enough lying to people and dinner parties to re-elect Blatter," he said, speaking about...
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May 27, 2015
VATICAN CITY --
Diego Maradona says he's Pope Francis' top fan.
The Argentine soccer great met with the pope on Thursday to help promote an education charity that Francis started in Argentina when he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Maradona says, ''I think we all now realize he's a (star). ... I'm Francis' top fan.''
Maradona also met Francis in September.
Maradona adds, '...
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April 23, 2015
BOGOTA, Colombia --
Diego Maradona believes the upcoming FIFA election offers a chance ''to kick (Sepp) Blatter in the rear end.''
The former Argentine star is in Colombia to play an exhibition game on Friday called the ''Game for Peace,'' but he could not resist weighing in on Blatter's bid for his fifth consecutive term to head soccer's governing body.
''I think we have a good...
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April 10, 2015
Unlike many of the shots Diego Maradona took during his legendary soccer career, those rumors which claim Fidel Castro has died are wide of the mark.
Maradona quashed Castro death rumors Monday by showing a signed, four-page letter he recently received from the former President of Cuba to Telesur, according to Reuters. Maradona didn’t share the contents...
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona can be seen hitting ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva in a new video that has emerged. Oliva and Maradona have been in an on-and-off relationship that apparently has soured for good. According to Argentina news company Ciudad, Oliva claimed in June to have video and photo evidence of Maradona beating her. Things...Read More
Diego Maradona is up to his old tricks.
Maradona, 53, recently was filmed fighting outside of a nightclub in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Argentinian soccer legend tried to attack local fans, who wanted to take a picture with him, according to Metro.
While Maradona’s friends kept the incident from escalating into a full-fledged fracas, the video still has been doing the rounds...
Diego Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. The former Argentine star and manager constantly draws attention from reporters and paparazzi, and he is not afraid to speak his mind. On Saturday, he did a lot more than just sharing his thoughts. As Metro pointed out, Maradona slapped […]
Diego Maradona is arguably one of the greatest soccer players to ever wear a pair of cleats, but he seems to make headlines for all the wrong reasons since retiring.
In his most recent situation, Maradona was caught on film slapping an Argentine journalist after he apparently winked at Maradona’s girlfriend.
Via Soccerly, who has more on the situation:
Last week’s Hillsborough documentary was the first of eight films that ESPN will show over the next few months as part of its ESPN’s 30 For 30 Soccer Series. Films two and three will air tonight at 7pm ET on ESPN with the debut of Maradona ’86 and The Opposition.
While Hillsborough was a feature-length film, Maradona ’86 and The Opposition are closer to the lengths...