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What Maradona represents for Argentina and Latin America

Tributes roll in as Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest footballers ever to play the sport, dies at his home in Buenos Aires aged 60

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Maradona poster in front of building. Photo: Julian Schlaen/Shutterstock

“And, one day, it happened,” wrote Argentinian newspaper Clarín. 

Weeks after undergoing emergency surgery to treat a brain bleed, legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Armando Maradona suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires on Wednesday afternoon. He died aged 60.

A World Cup winner and joint recipient of Fifa’s Player of the 20th Century award, Maradona is regarded as the greatest Argentinian footballer of all time and potentially the best in the history of the sport.

Upon hearing the news, Argentina declared three days of national mourning. He will receive a state funeral at the Casa...

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