Argentina legend Diego Maradona released from hospital
Buenos Aires: Argentina’s retired professional footballer, Diego Maradona has been released from hospital.
According to his daughter, he was admitted to the hospital due to internal bleeding in his stomach. The doctors discovered the problem when he was having a routine medical in his home country.
His daughter Dalma said that, “For those who were really worried about my dad I can tell you that he is well. He is going home soon.”
Later, the news of his release from the hospital was made public by a News agency.
Maradona made his full international debut at age of 16, against Hungary, on February 27, 1977.
Maradona was left off the Argentine squad for the 1978 World Cup on home soil by Coach César Luis Menotti who felt he was too young at age 17.
On June 2, 1979, Maradona scored his first senior international goal in a 3–1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park.
Maradona and his compatriot and heir apparent, Lionel Messi, are the only players to win the Golden Ball at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup. Maradona did so in 1979 and 1986, which Messi emulated in 2005 and 2014.