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Maradona relishing FIFA role

10-February-2017 10:52
in General
by Admin

Diego Maradona says he will be delighted to work with a "clean and transparent" FIFA after agreeing to assume a role with football's world governing body.

The Argentinian great's career peaked as he led his country to victory at the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico but he also suffered arguably his lowest point in FIFA's flagship competition when he was sent home for failing a drugs test at the 1994 tournament.

Maradona said in a post on his official Facebook page: "Yes, it's now official. I can finally fulfil one of the dreams of my life, to work for a clean and transparent FIFA, with people who love football.

"Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to face this new challenge."