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Football Icon Diego Maradona Admitted To Hospital In Argentina

Football Icon Diego Maradona Admitted To Hospital In Argentina

Diego Maradona has been hospitalised in Argentina following some recurring "health problems".

It's understood his admission to hospital near the capital city of Buenos Aires is not directly related to COVID-19.

Maradona lifting the World Cup in 1986 (Image Credit: PA)
Maradona lifting the World Cup in 1986 (Image Credit: PA)

While the 60-year-old football legend's condition isn't serious, his doctor Leopoldo Luque insists he will undergo some heavy-duty tests to ensure he's alright.

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"He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing," Luque told local reporters.

"He's not as well as I would like and as well as I know he can be. He needs help, this is the time to help him.

"Diego is a person who is sometimes excellent and sometimes not so much.

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"He could be 10 thousand times better. And bringing him here helps him. It's very difficult being Maradona."

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After finally handing up the boots back in 1997, it has been widely reported that Maradona has suffered from a number of health scares.

Most recently, he was rushed to hospital after passing out in an executive box during the 2018 World Cup clash between Argentina and Nigeria in Russia.

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Maradona, who currently coaches Argentinian outfit Gimnasia de La Plata, is worshipped in his home country.

Widely regarded as one of the best football players to ever play the game, perhaps Maradona's greatest achievement was helping deliver the coveted FIFA World Cup to his beloved Argentina back in 1986.

The man wearing number 10 was almost unplayable at times during the tournament - even if he did need a little helping hand against England in the quarter final.

But in typical Maradona fashion, the infamous "Hand of God" as it became known was seemingly forgotten about when he scored one of the greatest World Cup goals of all-time just a couple of minutes later.

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