Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 60.
Maradona who is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game has been hospitalized since last month.
He became a household name after inspiring his country to World Cup glory in 1986.
The Argentine scored twice in a 2-1 victory over England in the quarterfinals.
Maradona went up for a header in the 51st minute of that match, as the ball went off his arm and into England’s goal.
But in an era long before instant replay, known as video assistant referee (VAR) in soccer, officials on the field missed the clear violation and the goal stood.
“A little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God,” Maradona famously said of that score.
The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona,” the Argentine Football Association announced.
“You will always be in our hearts.”
The late Maradona also played for clubs such as Barcelona and Napoli in a glittering career.
Diego Maradona’s achievements:
🏆 World Cup Winner
🏆 4x Footballer Of The Year
🏆 UEFA Cup Winner
🏆 Italian Cup Winner
🏆 2x Italian Champion
🏆 Italian Super Cup Winner
🏆 Spanish Cup Winner
🏆 Spanish Super Cup Winner
🏆 Spanish League Cup Winner
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