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Tears & Smiles: Diego Maradona Before Argentina Game Vs After Argentina Game (Photos)



Maradona started watching the ill-fated Argentina vs Croatia match in high spirits before the goals started rolling in to his dismayed.

Diego Maradona as the goals started coming in

It has been an unusual life for Argentina’s former captain and 1986 World Cup winner Diego Maradona.
Child prodigy, near deity, tragic fall from grace, bloated retirement ennui, something like redemption, a spell managing the football team he excelled with as a player, now a hard to quantify seventh act in which it’s no longer clear that he’s his country’s greatest ever footballer.

To non-South Americans these days, our sightings of Maradona are generally confined to World Cups, in which he acts as a manic cheerleader, grimacing at his team’s inadequacies or exploding with joy at their moments of glory. Sat in the posh seats in Category Five stadiums, never truly separated from his adoring public.