Football legend Maradona passes away at 60

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Argentina: As per reports, Football legend Diego Armando Maradona had suffered a cardiac arrest today and has died aged 60.

As per the Argentine newspapers Clarin and Ole, the World Cup winner suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest on Wednesday morning local time in the town of Tigre.

Maradona only recently had surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, following a fall. Following the operation on his brain, there were medical staff who remained at Maradona's home to keep him under observation.

A cardiorespiratory arrest means his heart stopped and he was not breathing, so had to be resuscitated. 

Maradona was regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and had 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 all over the world for his brilliant skills. 

Maradona was responsible for the infamous 'Hand of God' that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament. 

His career was also tinged with controversy because of drug and alcohol addiction.


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