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12 February 2017

Maradona given ambassadorial role at FIFA

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Controversial Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has reached an agreement to take on an ambassadorial role with FIFA.

Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest to ever play the game, says he is looking forward to working for a “clean and transparent” worldwide governing body.

The 56-year-old, who had spells with Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Napoli during his club career, led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico but was sent home from the 1994 tournament in the United States for failing a drugs test.

He was subsequently banned for 15 months.

“Yes, it’s now official,” the Argentine, who played in four World Cups, said on his Facebook page.

“I can finally fulfil one of the dreams of my life, to work for a clean and transparent FIFA, with people who love football.

“Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to face this new challenge.”

 

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