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Watch: Maradona making obscene gesture after Argentina win

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 June 2018, 12:29 IST

When Argentina won the final group game against Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup, retired professional footballer Diego Maradona vented his emotions by a one-finger salute. He was high on emotion seeing his team winning the match. Maradona immediately moved out of the VIP box where he was seated and gave an obscene gesture.

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The 57-year-old Maradona later fell unwell. A video emerged of him being helped by two people into a chair. Sources said he went back to his hotel.

Messi took to Twitter and wrote, "It is marvellous to have won it in this manner. It is a deserved joy," He even wrote, "We knew God was with us and wasn't going to let us go out. I thank all the fans that are here, for all their sacrifice and to all those in Argentina that were always with us."

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First published: 27 June 2018, 12:29 IST
 
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