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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers ever, dies aged 60

It was a massive weekend for football fans: Al Ahly went home with their ninth Champions League title on Friday after beating Zamalek 2-1 in Cairo.

MORE- Egypt jumped three places in the FIFA November world rankings to no.49, putting us fourth in the regional pecking order after Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

AND MORE- National treasure and Liverpool forward Mo Salah is among the nominees for the 2020 Best FIFA Men’s Player, going up against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar, according to FIFA.

IN OTHER FOOTBALL NEWS- Football legend Diego Maradona died at age 60 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, according to BBC. Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career and represented Argentina in four World Cups, scoring the infamous Hand of God goal against England in the ‘86 quarter-finals. Among the hundreds of “flawed genius” obituaries published over the weekend, this piece in the Guardian is particularly touching, describing him as “an achingly human superstar” with the all-too human ability to represent beauty and ugliness at once.

WATCH- The trailer for HBO’s Diego Maradona documentary (runtime: 2:16). We don’t know how long it will stay online, but at dispatch time a full copy is up here on Youtube (runtime: 2:04:19).

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