Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maradona Heads To Pakistan?


Pakistan's football chiefs Thursday invited Diego Maradona to visit the country after the Argentina legend disparagingly compared his own association to the South Asian nation's.
 * Maradona while in Dubai recently
The 53-year-old accused the Argentine Football Association (AFA) of "understanding as much about football as Pakistan does".
Naveed Haider, a senior official of the Pakistan Football Federation, welcomed the fact Maradona was talking about his country and urged him to visit to lift the game's profile.
"I would love Maradona to come to Pakistan and help Pakistan," Haider told AFP, noting that the Argentine was already a sports ambassador for Dubai.
"He plays a very effective role and we welcome him to come and develop football here."
Maradona is widely regarded as one of football's greatest ever players and helped his team win the 1986 World Cup, but has never transferred his playing success to coaching, leading the South Americans to an ignominious 4-0 quarterfinal exit to Germany at South Africa 2010

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