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Mourners embrace as they wait to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup died Wednesday at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes

Nov. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with...

FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

If you were there, you will never forget Maradona in Mexico

Nov. 26, 2020 8:44 AM EST

From the press tribune above the Estadio Azteca field it was impossible to discern the trickery Diego Maradona had performed. From the same location, it was impossible not to marvel at the brilliant maneuverability that Maradona also performed. That was the paradox presented by Maradona, the great Argentine...

CORRECTS LOCATION - FILE - In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Diego Maradona, hold trophies during an awards ceremony in Italy. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/File)

Feuding no more, Pelé joins world in mourning Diego Maradona

Nov. 25, 2020 8:37 PM EST

The most heated wrangling over the title of soccer’s greatest player could be found between Diego Maradona and Pelé themselves. So often, their squabbling would descend into acrimonious barbs and taunts launched between the finest to play the game. It was a feud in which FIFA did not want to takes...

Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File )

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Nov. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. Maradona's spokesman, Sebastián Sanchi, said...

Diego Maradona blows a kiss to fans in Cannes, France, on May 20, 2008. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/LaPresse via AP)

Remembering Diego Maradona: 'The world has lost a legend'

Nov. 25, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Tributes to Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He leaves us, but he is not gone because Diego is eternal. I stay with all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to send my condolences to his family and...

FILE - In this June 22, 1986 file photo, Argentina's Diego Maradona, left, beats England's goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scores his first of two goals at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match in Mexico City. On this day: This was the day of the

AP WAS THERE: Diego Maradona ousts England at 1986 World Cup

Nov. 25, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: The quarterfinal match at the 1986 World Cup encapsulated both the best and worst of Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at the age of 60. He scored one of soccer’s most astounding goals, weaving through England’s midfield and defense before finding the...

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum heads the ball as he jumps with teammate Liverpool's Joe Gomez during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Liverpool and FC Midtjylland at Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions

Nov. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Heading in training sessions must be immediately restricted amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professional footballers, the players' union in England said on Friday. The decision by the Professional Footballers’ Association followed a meeting of its...

FILE - In this Oct 26, 2013 file photo, England's goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence poses for a photo during an event.  Ray Clemence, the former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, has died. He was 72. The Football Association confirmed the news Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 without giving a cause of death. (Leon Neal/PA via AP, File)

Ray Clemence, former Liverpool goalkeeping great, dies at 72

Nov. 15, 2020 1:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ray Clemence, the former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, has died. He was 72. The Football Association confirmed the news Sunday. Clemence had been living with advanced prostate cancer since 2005. Clemence, one of the greatest English goalkeepers of his generation, won three...

Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan gestures to her teammates during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Morgan makes English soccer debut for 1st match in 15 months

Nov. 7, 2020 1:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Supported by her baby daughter in the stands, American superstar Alex Morgan made her debut in English soccer on Saturday. Morgan came on as a substitute in the 69th minute for Tottenham in a 1-1 draw against Reading in the Women’s Super League. She didn't manage to score in her first...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, a player touches the ball during the women's group F soccer match between Japan and South Africa, at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales, at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. England has begun a month-long lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus and that is especially frustrating for Wales national team player Helen Ward. Most sports are on hold but “elite” leagues like the Premier League and Women’s Super League can continue. Ward is the all-time leading scorer for Wales but she plays for Watford in England’s third division, which falls into the

Watford women's striker says 'non-elite' status frustrating

Nov. 6, 2020 9:03 AM EST

Through the years, Helen Ward's ability to find the net for Wales' national soccer team has been stellar — elite perhaps. But the team's all-time leading scorer plays for Watford in England's third division, which falls into the “non-elite” category under the country's month-long lockdown....