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Football: Maradona compares Argentine FA to Pakistan's

Published on Mar 27, 2014 6:06 AM
 
Football legend Diego Maradona has slammed the Argentine Football Association by accusing those in charge of "understanding as much about football as Pakistan does". -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Football legend Diego Maradona has slammed the Argentine Football Association (AFA) by accusing those in charge of "understanding as much about football as Pakistan does".

The 53-year-old won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina and coached the South Americans at South Africa 2010, where they crashed out with a 4-0 defeat to Germany in the quarter-finals.

A footballing icon, Maradona won league titles in Spain, Italy and Argentina, but has never transferred his playing success to coaching.

In the wake of the failed World Cup bid four years ago, Maradona publicly fell out with AFA president Julio Grondona and the national team's director Carlos Bilardo, accusing the pair of sacking him.

 
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