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Maradona in charge: Argentina braces itself

Maradona in charge: Argentina braces itself

With Diego Maradona coaching the nation's pride in the World Cup, Argentines are bracing themselves for bombshells: a startling outburst, a scandal or even the unspeakable _ a third World Cup trophy.
Maradona is apt to do anything. He has ridiculed Pope John Paul II and George W. Bush, got away with a fast one in his famous "Hand of God" goal, and nearly died of a drug overdose. He was one of the game's greatest players and still overshadows FIFA's reigning player of the year and Argentina's great hope _ Lionel Messi.
This week Maradona even promised a bit of streaking. He swears he'll run naked around the famed Obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires if Argentina wins the World Cup.


Updated : 2020-11-30 06:30 GMT+08:00