Diego Maradona dies, aged 60

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died at the age of 60.

The Argentina Football Association has confirmed that 1986 FIFA World Cup winner Maradona has passed away at the age of 60.

"The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts," the AFA shared on Twitter.

Maradona's lawyer has confirmed that he died from a heart attack suffered at his home, with his death coming just two weeks after he was discharged from hospital after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

During his playing career, the Argentine football legend represented his nation on 91 occasions, scoring 34 goals, and famously guided La Albiceleste to the 1986 World Cup title. 

He enjoyed a similarly stellar club career where he played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys.