The football world mourns the death of Argentine legend Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona, a footballer who led to victory in Argentina at the 1986 World Cup, died at the age of 60, so the sport mourned an iconic player with few companions on the field but was addicted all his life.

The Argentine Football Association responded to the news on Wednesday, expressing “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona,” saying “you will always be in our hearts”.

Maradona struggled with her health this year and was hospitalized for a brain attack in early November. According to media reports, he died Wednesday after a cardiac arrest.

He is mostly remembered as a petty yet powerful player who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 Mexican World Cup.

During this tournament, in the quarterfinals against England, he scored the opening goal with his hand in an incident he called the “hand of god”. He later interwoven several chattering England defenders in the same match to score one of the biggest goals in the history of the race.

Maradona smoked Cuban cigars in waters near Havana in 2000 © Alfredo Tedeschi / Reuters

Maradona faces a Belgian defender during the 1982 World Cup in Spain © Steve Powell / Allsport / Getty

Gary Lineker, the former England striker who played in this game, wrote on Twitter that Maradona “was the best player of my generation at some point, and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, he will hopefully finally find some consolation in God’s hands. “

Argentina began to mourn when the news of the sudden death of a national icon shocked the country, despite the fact that Maradona’s poor health and the fight against addictions had long been the subject of strong media attention.

Although the left-wing left in the region has embraced and embraced – Maradona died even on the anniversary of the death of one of the most admired people, the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro – the Argentines with all the political stripes are in the news.

Social media was flooded with messages about the sadness and remembrance of Argentines in all walks of life, including President Alberto Fernández, who preached three days of national mourning.

– You were the greatest of all. Thanks for your existence, Diego. We will miss you all our lives ” Fernández wrote on Twitter, gives a picture of herself in a smiling hug with Maradona.

Maradona, who was born in poverty in the Lanús district of Buenos Aires, was also the captain of his home country at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, but the team barely lost in the final against West Germany.

At the club level, the Italian Napolit won his first Serie A championship title in 1987, a remarkable feat as the team overtook the country’s northern heavyweight Juventus, Inter and AC Milan. He then wins the European UEFA Cup and the second Italian league title with the club.

Maradona has also played for Barcelona and Seville in Spain, as well as Boca Juniors in Argentina.

Outside of the field, well-documented cocaine addiction problems and a playboy lifestyle led to a deterioration in his private life that eventually engulfed his career. After failing a drug test, he was sent home from the 1994 World Cup and still struggled with health problems and obesity long after his retirement as a player in 1997.

Maradona was unable to recreate his football genius as a coach, he was also a number of failed managers, including beating Argentina against Germany in the eighth final of the 2010 World Cup.

Pelé, the former Brazilian attacker, often mentioned Maradona’s biggest footballer to date, writing on Twitter: “I lost a dear friend and the world lost a legend. . . I hope to play football together in the sky one day. “

Barcelona player Lionel Messi and Argentina record goalkeeper wrote on social media: “It’s a very sad day for all Argentines and footballers. He leaves us, but he doesn’t leave because Diego is eternal. I go through every beautiful moment I lived with her and wanted to use her condolences to all her family and friends. REST IN PEACE.”