Saturday, May 28, 2011

Diego Maradona – Argentina's prodigal son outshines stars

There are many stellar players here but only one box-office manager – and Argentina's icon basks in the attention Diego Maradona has said the pressure he felt as a player was more intense than the burdens of being Argentina's coach. Photograph: AP Madman, genius, cheat, hero, addict, maverick, lover, fighter – it's fair to say that without Diego Maradona, there would have been no Richie Cunningham. There may be many star players at this World Cup, but there is unquestionably only one star manager. Five feet five inches of pirate-bearded, earringed rebuke to the rimless spectacle brigade, Argentina's most prodigal son remains terminally...

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona and friend Veronica Odeja watch the match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during a round robin singles tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London

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