Diego Maradona dies at 60: Italy pays tribute to Argentine football legend

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    The Mayor of #Naples proposed on Wednesday that the Stadio San Paolo be renamed in honour of the city’s beloved Argentine footballer, Diego #Maradona. Maradona led Napoli to their only two league titles in 1987 and 1990, becoming a legend in the working class city, where fans poured into the streets after hearing of his death. FRANCE 24’s Seema Gupta tells us more.

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