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Three funeral workers fired for posting pictures alongside Diego Maradona's coffin
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Three funeral workers fired for posting pictures alongside Diego Maradona's coffin

The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60.

Diego Maradona death news kept from his ailing former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo
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Diego Maradona death news kept from his ailing former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo

Carlos Bilardo took Argentina to three World Cups, from 1982 to 1990. They won the title in 1986 with Maradona at the heart of the team.

Napoli stadium to be renamed from San Paolo Stadium for former player Diego Maradona
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Napoli stadium to be renamed from San Paolo Stadium for former player Diego Maradona

Built after World War II, the stadium was named for St. Paul according to the legend that the apostle docked in the surrounding Fuorigrotta area when he reached current-day Italy.

Diego Maradona, the most human of immortals
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Diego Maradona, the most human of immortals

Without mention of the troubles that plagued him, Maradona’s story is not cleansed. It is contorted.

Feuding no more, Pelé joins world in mourning Argentine legend Diego Maradona's death
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Feuding no more, Pelé joins world in mourning Argentine legend Diego Maradona's death

To name FIFA's player of the 20th century, Pelé was the pick of experts. Maradona was the people's choice as the winner of an online vote. So they shared the award and continued to bicker in public.

For Napoli fans and residents of Naples, Diego Maradona's legend will always live on
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For Napoli fans and residents of Naples, Diego Maradona's legend will always live on

Maradona was treated as a deity for the way he led Napoli to its only two Serie A titles — in 1987 and 1990 — and raised the spirits of the southern Italian city, which remains far removed both geographically and socio-economically from the country's football capitals of Milan and Turin.

Diego Maradona passes away: A player with no distinguishable physical advantage, Argentine legend was the finest dribbler of his time
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Diego Maradona passes away: A player with no distinguishable physical advantage, Argentine legend was the finest dribbler of his time

The finest dribbler of his generation, Diego Maradona mounted challenges like a rooster in heat, chest puffed out, angled elbows bent inwards, with a bit of his tongue sticking out.

Diego Maradona passes away at 60: Remembering football legend's five greatest goals
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Diego Maradona passes away at 60: Remembering football legend's five greatest goals

Diego Maradona scored some of the most famous — and thrilling — goals in football history. Here are his five more spectacular ones:

Diego Maradona's legend was shaped by his Hand of God goal against England in 1986
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Diego Maradona's legend was shaped by his Hand of God goal against England in 1986

Diego Maradona's most famous goals came within four minutes of each other on 22 June, 1986 in Mexico: one was voted Goal of the Century. The other one is even more famous.

Diego Maradona passes away: Troubled genius was famous for composure on football and for frequent lack of control off field
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Diego Maradona passes away: Troubled genius was famous for composure on football and for frequent lack of control off field

Short, powerful and quick, Maradona was also a ferocious and astute competitor who refused to be intimidated even though many opponents tried.

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60 after heart attack
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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60 after heart attack

The 1986 World Cup-winner was recently hospitalised, being released on 12 November, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.