There is a saying that ‘cometh the moment, cometh the man’. The moment was the 1986 Football World Cup Quarter-finals, when Maradona seized the moment and announced to the world that the era of the “Le Pibe de Oro” (The Golden Kid)
Thousands of Argentines lined the roads as the procession passed on the hour-long journey from the presidential palace in central Buenos Aires, where Maradona had lain in state during the day.
The naming of the twins was never in doubt, said their dad, Walter Rotundo, who has a tattoo of Maradona on his back and proudly shows a photograph of the soccer star holding a picture of the two girls as infants.
Prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating Leopoldo Luque while Argentine television showed police raiding the doctor's surgery and home.
The council said, “Coinciding with the celebrations of UAE National Day, we recall the participation of the late Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona, in previous Dubai Sports Council National Day celebrations.”
The life-size golf sculpture will represent “The Hand of God,” as the Argentinian forward described a crucial goal that he scored against England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which his team went on to win.
The note, worth around $12.27 at Monday’s exchange rate, would feature Maradona’s face on one side and a picture of one of his most famous goals on the other, said the bill’s sponsor Senator Norma Durango.
The beautiful game or ‘O jogo bonito’ as football is affectionately called could not have had a better ambassador than Diego Maradona after the legendary Pele. But while the Argentinean Maradona is remembered for his exploits on the field,
Hardship fetters. It makes our dreams rot in the man-sanctioned swamp of discrimination and not many can extricate themselves from the quagmire. But some, who are born into the cesspool, rewrite the rules of the game.