Diego Maradona dies

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    Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

    According to the BBC, the former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires.

    Earlier in November, Maradona had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November.

    Later, it was announced that he would receive treatment for alcohol dependency.

    Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup.

    Overall, he scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for the South American nation.

    The second half of his career saw him struggle with cocaine addiction, and he was banned for 15 months after testing positive for the drug in 1991.

    He eventually retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday.

    He was appointed head coach of the Argentine national team in 2008 but left after the 2010 World Cup, after his side were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.

    According to the BBC, he subsequently managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight at the time of his death.