Diego Maradona treated by paramedics after appearing to collapse at Argentina vs Nigeria World Cup 2018 game

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Diego Maradona has been treated by paramedics following Argentina’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.

The 57-year-old could be seen being helped from his seat at the St Petersburg Stadium, before collapsing into a chair inside the stadium

He was immediately attended to by Russian paramedics and Argentine newspaper Cronica and ESPN in Latin America reported that he was transported to a local hospital shortly afterwards. 

However, an Argentina source has since told The Independent that the 1986 World Cup winner had been stabilised at the stadium itself and denied that he had been taken to hospital. Maradona was pictured in the early hours of Wednesday morning on a private jet destined for Moscow.

Maradona had earlier been filmed manically celebrating Marcos Rojo’s late winning goal and swearing at supporters and was branded a “laughing stock” by BBC presenter Gary Lineker.

As television cameras swung his way, seconds after the ball hit the back of Nigeria’s net, Maradona thrust middle-finger gestures with both hands.

Source: The independent

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