Maradona Demands Showdown Talks With Argentina Players

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Argentine football icon, Diego Maradona, has requested to have showdown talks with Argentina ahead of their final Group D game against the Super Eagles at the ongoing World Cup. Maradona, who has arguably been the number one supporter of the Argentine National team, has also not been short of emotions to describe his country’s shambolic performance at the tournament so far. The ex-player cried at the stadium after his country was thumped 3-0 by Croatia. However, Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland last Friday gave the 2014 finalists renewed hope, and are poised for a showdown with the Africans on June 26. He said, “I want to be able to talk to the players and make them understand what it means to wear the national shirt.” Earlier, the 57-year old told the team’s coach, Jorge Sampaoli, to go into exile if Argentina fail to qualify from the group.
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