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Diego Maradona reveals he is fine after heart attack during World Cup match with Nigeria

Diego Maradona reveals he is fine after heart attack during World Cup match with Nigeria 1

Diego Maradona said he was “fine” after being seen by a doctor during the team’s World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday.

Maradona posted a picture on social media showing medical staff with him at half-time of the 2-1 victory, but denied he had been taken to hospital.

The 57-year-old, who captained Argentina to World Cup victory in 1986, said his “neck hurt a lot” but denied being taken to hospital.

“I want to tell everyone that I am fine,” his Instagram post read.

“I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave?”

Argentina’s victory meant they reached the last 16, where they will face France on Saturday.

According a video posted online, Maradona was seen struggling to get up from his seat at full-time but  he later boarded a flight back to Moscow.

Diego Maradona was in tears when Nigeria equalize Argentina goal to make it 1-1, which would have resulted in Argentina’s elimination.

Marcos Rojo scored the team’s late winner, while Maradon was seen giving one-fingered gestures which has caused controversies on social media.

Maradona played 91 times for Argentina, he has 34 goals to his name, and later managed the national team.

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Written by Katumu Adasi

Katumu Adasi is blogger and digital marketer who use his leisure time on research, love to listen to good music

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