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Argentina great Diego Maradona dies

Sports world mourns Argentina superstar Diego Maradona

The legendary Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, has died. He was only 60.

Maradona captivated the world with magical runs through opposing defenses, leaving his mark against England in 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Argentina’s No. 10 was brilliant on the field and troubled off, battling substance abuse for years.

“You’ll be eternal in every heart from planet futbol,” Argentina’s soccer federation tweeted.

Spain’s Iker Casillas mourned Maradona. “A sad day for fútbol,” Casillas wrote in Spanish. “Maradona has died.”

Casillas called Maradona a genius of the sport.

“Football has lost one of its greatest icons. Rest in peace, Diego Maradona,” Manchester United tweeted out.

“I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend: One day, I hope, we will play soccer together in the sky,” Pele told Bleacher/Report.

Mexico’s Estadio Azteca is where Diego Maradona made lasting memories. The Mexican national team paid its respects.

“We will never forget your talent,” the Mexican national team wrote on Twitter.

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