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Diego Maradona

Short Soccer, February 16, 2013

Inter's Diego Milito is hurt in a Europa League match. Photo: EPA

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has warned his teammates Dundee United's new management team will make them a dangerous proposition when they visit Parkhead tomorrow. 

Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 5:09am

Sport Digest, October 31, 2012

Tuen Mun release eight players as boss departs

31 Oct 2012 - 12:35am

Napoli face title test against Juventus

SSC Napoli's players. Photo: AFP

Napoli will put their Serie A title credentials on the line today in a top-of-the-table clash against Juventus that is reviving memories of Diego Maradona's fairytale spell at the club.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

Maradona at China helm would be irresistible

Some matches are made in heaven and some are made in hell. Diego Maradona and soccer in China is both. I mean, can you imagine? One of the most outrageous, self-serving and gifted sportsmen has made it clear he would like to run China's national team. It's not like Maradona could possibly soil any sort of legacy.

26 Aug 2012 - 2:45am

BOOKS to look forward to this year

WITH THOUSANDS OF new books due on the shelves in the US and Britain alone over the next 12 months, bringing readers our 50 most anticipated titles of 2007 is nothing if not daunting. Mountains of catalogues have been combed, scores of websites scoured, dozens of publishers pestered, and gallons of coffee consumed working late into the night.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Pele and Maradona

1 What is Pele's real name?

2 At what age did Diego Maradona make his international debut for Argentina?

3 In which year did Pele play his last professional football match: a) 1973

b) 1975 c) 1977?

4 For which club did Maradona play in the 1992-93 season?

5 What landmark did Pele's goal in the 1970 World Cup final achieve?

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Brazilian aces for HK

The boys from Brazil are headed here. The world's most famous soccer nation will take part in a four-team youth tournament next month that will also include South American rivals Argentina, China and Japan.

28 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Maradona to make special appearance for Morning call

Santiago: Football great Diego Maradona will come out of retirement for a special match in February to celebrate the promotion of Santiago Morning to Chile's First Division, club officials said.

2 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Maradona scores on comeback

Rosario, Argentina: Diego Maradona returned to the soccer field after an 11-month hiatus, scoring a goal to carry Boca Juniors to a 2-0 win over Newell's in an exhibition match.

The 36-year-old Maradona is attempting his fifth comeback in a career that reached a highpoint in 1986 as he led his Argentine squad to the World Cup title in Mexico.

11 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Too much for Maradona

ONE of soccer's most celebrated and controversial international careers could finally be over with Diego Maradona's announcement: 'I don't have the energy to play for Argentina anymore.' Maradona spoke after leading his Boca Juniors team to their sixth win since he returned to action in September following his 15-month ban for testing positive to drugs during last year's World Cup finals.

12 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Boca too rich for Hong Kong

THERE are no Hong Kong clubs willing to host Diego Maradona's Boca Juniors in the territory even though the Buenos Aires club will be touring Asia in October. The reason: Boca Juniors are demanding a $5 million appearance fee.

21 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Maradona will take up reins at Racing

DIEGO Maradona, who quit as coach of struggling Argentine soccer club Mandiyu last week, said he had agreed to take over as coach at Racing Club of Buenos Aires.

The former World Cup star, whose playing career has been punctuated by controversies, revealed his plans in an interview with a local radio station in Mexico, where he is taking part in a tournament.

16 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Banned Maradona fails to learn from class of '78

ARGENTINE captain Diego Maradona's ignominious exit from the tournament after failing a drugs test makes you wonder what the young Diego was doing when aged 17. He was that age in 1978 when his homeland staged the World Cup and, as Scots fans remember, Willie Johnston made a similar unscheduled departure from that competition after failing a FIFA drug check.

3 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

A star self-destructs

DIEGO Maradona has let us down again. The Argentine football hero with the megastar attitude and the bad-boy image has tested positive for stimulant drugs in the middle of the World Cup.

2 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Diego destroyed by his own hand

DIEGO Maradona is a cheat who could or would not change and is today a world soccer pariah.

You play soccer or any other sport by the rules and if you break them cynically and with total intention, then at some stage there will be a price to pay.

2 Jul 1994 - 12:00am