"I would tell him to play in Europe, not to travel more and not to let himself be used any more," soccer star Diego Maradona said of Lionel Messi.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 27: Diego Maradona sensationally gave a double middle finger salute to the crowd after Marcos Rojo scored a dramatic late winner to send Argentina through to the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.

Diego Maradona has demanded access to Argentina's training ground in a bid to heal the rifts that have torn apart Jorge Sampaoli's squad.

MOSCOW, June 17: Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona, who was spotted smoking a cigar at Moscow's Spartak Stadium where Argentina drew 1-1 with Iceland in Saturday's FIFA World Cup Group D match, said he was unaware that no one is allowed to smoke at the stadiums.

DUBAI, April 28: Diego Maradona has left his coaching job in the United Arab Emirates after his team failed to win automatic promotion to the top division.

Diego Maradona criticized the appointment of Jorge Sampaoli as Argentina coach, saying the Copa America winning manager was no better than his disappointing predecessor.

Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

February 10, 2017 16:35 pm

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game's global governing body FIFA.

Some fans, players, and even Argentina’s president and the country’s greatest player Diego Maradona asked Messi to reconsider. Other supporters on Monday were simply sad that one of the all-time greats is departing the national team prematurely.

But, while Maradona reached the heights by lifting the World Cup, Messi's only major international honour has been Olympic gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, even though at club level he has won four Champions Leagues with Spanish greats Barcelona.

BUENOS AIRES, (Argentina), June 28: Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile.