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    There have been long queues in Argentina’s capital city today of people wanting to pay their respects to Diego Maradona, after his sudden death. His casket has been lying in state in the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires. A private funeral service will be held in the city later. Among those paying tribute here was former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton. Despite the “hand of God” incident, he described Maradona as the greatest footballer he ever played against.

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