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None can do what Maradona did for Argentina in 1986 World Cup: Novy Kapadia

In a Q&A, the author and football critic dwells on the late legends football style, his failure as a coach and his political leanings

Diego Maradona

was an unbelievable genius who played every match with great emotion, says Novy Kapadia

Anish Kumar New Delhi
Diego Maradona was football's misguided rebel. Misdirected, flawed, infuriatingly cocky, but mostly human. Maradona’s sorcery with a football at his feet was best seen in Mexico’s Azteca Stadium during the 1986 Fifa World Cup, where he cemented his legacy and, days later, gave Argentina their second World Cup title, the nostalgia of which lingers to this day. The protagonist of that magical day died on November 25, 2020, at the age of 60.

Business Standard talked to Novy Kapadia, an author and football critic, on Maradona,

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First Published: Nov 27 2020 | 4:01 PM IST

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