To comprehend how great the late Diego Maradona is, one has to understand how his genius manages to overshadow his troubled lifetime.
The best and worst moments of Diego Maradona’s turbulent career. From dazzling as a 16-year-old to shooting football journalists with an air rifle, the Argentinian’s life was like no other
Diego Maradona's divine reputation on the pitch - thanks to the infamous 1986 goal against England as well as his sublime skill - was the source of inspiration for newspaper headlines around the world on Thursday. As the world mourned the death of one of the best footballers there has ever been, his face graced front pages worldwide, from South America to Europe. Thirty-four years ago, Argentina knocked England out of the World Cup quarter-finals in Mexico with Maradona scoring two goals in the space of four minutes. His first was immortalised in football folklore as the 'Hand of God' goal after the diminutive Argentine leapt in front of onrushing goalkeeper Peter Shilton to touch the ball into the empty net with his fist. The second was the product of a mazy run past half the England team to score what was later known as the 'Goal of the Century'. Here's how the world, including the international press, remembered the Argentinian. Britain Tributes flowed in England, whose famous clash with Argentina at the 1986 World Cup played a role in creating the "myth" around the footballer.