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Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre on Wednesday (25).

The iconic former Barcelona and Napoli star had been suffering from health issues in recent months and underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain on October 30.

Maradona, who captained the 1986 World Cup-winning team, is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time - if not the greatest.

There will be three days of national mourning, Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said, adding that Maradona "made us immensely happy".

Maradona was admitted to hospital recently because he was "not well psychologically".

He had been "very sad for a week" and "didn't want to eat", according to one of his representatives.
 

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As well as the World Cup triumph in 1986, when Argentina beat West Germany in the final, Maradona also led his country to the final of the Italia 90 tournament, and managed them in South Africa in 2010.

His international playing career ended after he failed a drugs test at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

He was also banned from football in 1991 after testing positive for cocaine while playing for Italian side Napoli, where he won two Serie A titles.

His "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 quarter-finals - when he pushed the ball into the net with his hand - was followed by a remarkable solo effort, in which he dribbled past half the England team.
 
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On Thursday (26), Huge crowds bade a grief-filled adieu to Argentina’s favorite son before he was buried on the outskirts of the capital after a farewell that at times descended into chaos.

As darkness fell, the football legend was laid to rest after a ceremony attended by family and close friends in the leafy surrounds of the Bella Vista cemetery outside Buenos Aires. 
 
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