Diego Maradona has died after suffering a cardiac arrest. The football legend had a heart attack in his home just two weeks after leaving the hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.
Maradona, arrived at the hospital on Monday 2nd November with a subdural hematoma. His doctor later revealed that the athlete made it out of surgery successfully.
Maradona was subsequently released from the hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence, which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires.
But on Wednesday morning he suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.
The Argentine national team’s official Twitter account confirmed the news on Wednesday, paying tribute to one of the nation’s favourite footballing sons.
“You will be eternal in every heart of the football world,” the message stated as it bade farewell to the superstar.
See tweet below
Hasta siempre, Diego.
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) November 25, 2020
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Meanwhile, Maradona began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field.
Maradona, who turned 60 in October also led Argentina to a World Cup win over West Germany in 1986. Maradona was the tournament’s best player. He played in four different FIFA World Cups.
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