Chinese fans pay last respects to legendary footballer, Diego Maradona

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    Chinese football fans have been visiting the embassy of Argentina in Beijing, where a memorial has been set up for them to pay their respects to the late football superstar, Diego Maradona. Maradona, who died of a heart attack on November 25, will be remembered as the king of football by many Chinese fans who remember his exploits on the pitch in the 1980s and 90s. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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