Modest Maradona museum pays tribute to patron saint of Naples | AFP

It does not appear on any map of Naples, nor is it in travel guides. Massimo Vignati’s museum, though, is one of a kind. It houses a delightful melange of Diego Maradona memoribilia, stemming from a passion derived from Vignati’s parents. His father was the caretaker of the Napoli changing rooms and his mother was Maradona’s housekeeper.

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Maradona returns as coach of Argentina’s Gimnasia | AFP

Argentine legend Diego Maradona says he would return as coach of Superliga side Gimnasia, just two days after quitting.

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Maradona gets huge welcome at new club | AFP

Thousands of fans from the Argentine Superliga side Gimnasia turn up to welcome Diego Maradona as he takes over as coach.

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‘Amy’ director hopes Maradona doc garners empathy

Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia says he wants to show a balanced version of soccer player Diego Maradona in his latest documentary in order to let the “audience decide” what they think of the controversial star. (June 13)

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Maradona coaches Dorados in drug cartel country Mexico

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona takes his first training session with the Mexican second division team Dorados of Sinaloa, after he officially became the team’s new manager on Monday. Maradona, who has publicly struggled with drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity, raised eyebrows with the decision to accept a job in the heart of Mexican drug cartel country, Sinaloa.

Maradona arrives in Belarus to take up new job

Hotfoot from creating a stir at the World Cup Diego Maradona arrives in Belarus on Monday to begin the latest chapter in his colourful career. Argentina’s 1986 World Cup winner insisted that his new role as president of first division Dinamo Brest was “very serious” and said he hoped his presence would help the country’s sport “get better every day”.

Messi’s disappointments with Argentina over the years

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi suffers more World Cup heartbreak with Argentina unable to match France’s firepower in a thrilling 4-3 World Cup last-16 tie. Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, the Barcelona star is still looked upon unfavourably by many in his homeland compared with Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986.

‘Example of resilience’: Boy born without legs fulfills football dream by playing with Maradona

Argentine World Cup winner Diego Maradona made a Kazakh boy’s dream come true. Ali Turganbekov, who was born without legs, was invited by his football icon to take part in a training session.


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Messi and Maradona as Adam and God inspire young futsal players

Representing God and Adam from the famous Michelangelo Sistine Chapel painting, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi look down from above on a futsal pitch in Argentina. The artwork, a sporty version of “Creation of Adam”, has turned the headquarters of the small team into the Sistine Chapel of Argentine football.