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Fifa World Cup Diego Maradona says ‘I am fine’ after World Cup health scare

first_imgNew Delhi: Argentine legend Diego Maradona says he is fine after igniting a health scare following Argentina’s spectacular late 2-1 win against Nigeria that saw them qualify to the last 16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.Maradona had been full of emotions during Argentina’s last group match in Saint Petersburg, which was a must win for the La Albiceleste to stay alive in the tournament.The scorer of the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal leaned over the front the front of the VIP box from where he was watching the game with friends and made an obscene gesture following Marcos Rojo’s late winner.”I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not and was not hospitalised,” the 57-year-old wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.A video surfaced online showing the 1986 World Cup winner looking dazed.He walked dizzily and was guided into the dining room of the VIP section by two friends before sitting down in the chair.”At half-time against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a drop in my blood pressure,” he said.”I was checked by a doctor and he recommended that I go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all,” he wrote.”How could I leave?”The paramedics checked Maradona’s blood pressure but the star refused all other assistance, a medical source told Russia’s RIA Novosti state news agency. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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