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Maradona wanted to be embalmed and put on show

Maradona told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he died he wanted to be embalmed

27 Nov 2020 3:27 pm
Uttam's Take: RIP, Hand of God

Uttam Ghosh pays tribute to the God of Soccer who passed into the ages on Wednesday.

27 Nov 2020 1:55 pm
PHOTOS: Riot breaks out at Maradona's funeral

According to reports, there were instances of several robberies as people were robbed off their mobile phones in the melee outside the presidential palace.

27 Nov 2020 2:54 am
For Maradona, Argentina keep aside COVID-19 fears

Maradona's massive wake sparked some criticism on social media, especially as the government had limited the number of people who could attend wakes and funerals to contain the virus.

27 Nov 2020 12:58 am
'God is dead': Newspapers pay tribute to Maradona

British daily The Times splashed In the hands of God with the image of Maradona celebrating after beating West Germany in the final of the 1986 World Cup.

26 Nov 2020 10:32 pm
Naples grieves over death of adoptive son Maradona

Hundreds of blue and white Napoli scarves were tied to railings outside the stadium, and flowers, childrens' pictures, church candles and even a bottle of wine were laid out along the pavement in a rapidly expanding, makeshift shrine.

26 Nov 2020 9:07 pm
Argentina bids farewell to flawed hero Maradona

On Wednesday, tens of thousands of Argentines took to the streets to mourn him, leaving flowers and messages at his childhood home and former soccer club Boca Juniors.

26 Nov 2020 7:26 pm
Indian fans mourn Maradona in soccer-mad Kolkata

'Before Maradona and the 1986 World Cup people were mostly fans of Brazil, but Maradona after the 1986 World Cup divided Kolkata in two halves.'

26 Nov 2020 5:50 pm
Nadal leads tennis world in paying respect to Maradona

ATP Tour remembered Maradona with a social media post saying A champion and icon loved by all, accompanied with a picture of Maradona with Federer.

26 Nov 2020 3:45 pm
Should FIFA retire No 10 shirt after Maradona's death?

Maradona's former club Napoli have not used the No. 10 shirt since 2000 as a mark of respect for the player

26 Nov 2020 3:20 pm
Pope remembers fellow Argentine Diego affectionately

Pope Francis is a lifelong fan of the Buenos Aires San Lorenzo soccer team.

26 Nov 2020 1:56 pm
Dom's Take: Adios, Diego

Dominic Xavier pays homage to arguably the greatest footballer the world has seen.

26 Nov 2020 1:18 pm
When Maradona refused to cut football-shaped cake!

Maradona's death resonated beyond football with sporting icons such as Mike Tyson and Magic Johnson paying rich tributes and recalling their encounters with the football wizard.

26 Nov 2020 1:03 pm
Maradona's life, in pictures

Maradona was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball.

26 Nov 2020 12:21 pm
Maestro of Football: PM Modi condoles Maradona's death

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the passing away of the Argentine legend.

26 Nov 2020 10:35 am
What are your favourite memories of Maradona? Tell us!

Long before Messi, long before Ronaldo, there was M-A-R-A-D-O-N-A!

26 Nov 2020 10:14 am
Champions League: Atalanta stun Liverpool; Bayern win

Atalanta's Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored quickfire second-half goals to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over a toothless Liverpool

26 Nov 2020 9:53 am
Sports lost one of its greatest: Sachin mourns Diego

Football and the world of sports has lost one of its greatest players today. Rest in Peace Diego Maradona! You shall be missed, Tendulkar tweeted.

26 Nov 2020 9:27 am
'Maradona leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy'

Maradona was a uniquely gifted player who rose from the tough streets of Buenos Aires to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

26 Nov 2020 8:49 am
PIX: Another Phogat all set to get married!

World No 2 wrestler Bajrang Punia is all set to tie the knot with Sangeeta Phogat.

25 Nov 2020 5:09 pm
How mommy Serena Williams inspires Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza in her tribute to Serena wrote how the all-time great women's singles tennis player inspired her.

25 Nov 2020 2:12 pm