Diego Maradona, the legendary Argentina soccer star, has died at age 60, ESPN reports. Maradona died of a heart attack not long after he underwent a successful surgery earlier this month for a blood clot in his brain. The news of his death was confirmed by the Argentina Football Association this morning. The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts,” they shared in a statement.
Maradona rose to the top of the game in 1986, when he carried Argentina to a World Cup victory and reached the final just years later in 1990. He was later kicked out of the World Cup in 1994 after failing a drug test, and continued to struggle with addiction throughout his life. Maradona officially ended his career as a professional athlete in 1997 and went on to coach across the globe, traveling from Mexico to the United Arab Emirates.
“It is a very sad day for the football world,” Serie A president Paolo Dal Pino said in a statement. “Today, a legend of our sport has left us. “One who made us dream and excited fans across the planet. For the next set of fixtures, we will remember him with a special initiative.”
To honor the life and legacy of the football legend, why not take a look back at his inspiring career on screen? Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Maradona Netflix doc, and more.
HOW TO WATCH THE DIEGO MARADONA NETFLIX SERIES:
Netflix is home to Maradona in Mexico, a limited series released earlier this year about the soccer champion’s experience coaching the Dorados de Sinaloa club in Culiacán, Mexico. There, he took on a team that was seen as the ultimate underdogs with the hope of turning their luck around.
“This is the story of a man who was once on top of the world, and has since fallen…Now, he’s an underdog leading more underdogs in an uphill climb from dire straits. Between Maradona and Durados, there’s lots of humiliation to be overcome,” Decider’s John Serba wrote in his Maradona in Mexico review earlier this year. “There’s something at stake here — personal and collective pride, of a team, and a region bedeviled by its reputation as a dangerous, violent place.”
Maradona in Mexico is currently streaming on Netflix, so if you have a subscription, you’re good to go! Otherwise, you can sign up for the streaming service to watch the doc.
DOES HULU HAVE A DIEGO MARADONA DOCUMENTARY?
Yes, but a standard Hulu subscription won’t be enough to stream it. If you have an HBO add-on, you can watch Diego Maradona, a 2019 doc that looks back on the athlete’s career, including his World Cup win. If you have an HBO or HBO Max subscription, you can stream Diego Maradona there, too.
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