Argentine legend and football icon Diego Maradona passes away

After recent battles with health issues, Diego Armando Maradona has reportedly passed away after a heart attack suffered in his native Argentina.
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In what is a massive loss to Argentina and the global football world at large, Diego Maradona has sadly passed away after battling with health issues of late.
The Argentine legend who only turned 60 last month was recently admitted in hospital where he had a surgery for a blood clot in his brain.

All appeared to be fine after his surgery and reports even claimed he was already back to his best.

However, reports from one of the credible Argentine outlets in Clarin report that the ex- Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona player has sadly passed away. As per the report, it is claimed Maradona suffered a cardiac arrest that eventually led to his passing on.

He was widely regarded as one of the very best to grace the sport and his loss would be a huge one to swallow for many.

He is best renowned for the famous ‘hand of God’ that sent England packing from the World Cup back in 1986 . We at Sambafoot send our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones in this difficult period.