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Maradona disrespects Argentine FA chief

By Reuters in Belo Horizonte, Brazil ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-06-24 07:09:31

Former World Cup winner Diego Maradona showed Argentine FA president Julio Grondona the finger on live television after the soccer administrator had suggested Argentina scored against Iran because "jinxed" Maradona had left the stadium by then.

Argentina struggled against Iran at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao stadium on Saturday with Maradona in the stands as a spectator along with his daughter.

The 1986 World Cup winner got out of his seat and left shortly before the end of both halves, missing Lionel Messi's brilliant stoppage-time winner which gave the team a 1-0 win and a place in the 16.

Maradona disrespects Argentine FA chief

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