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Football: Pakistan invites Maradona to develop game

Published on Mar 27, 2014 10:14 PM
 
Pakistan's football chiefs on Thursday, March 27, 2014, invited Diego Maradona to visit the country after the Argentina legend disparagingly compared his own association to the South Asian nation's. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's football chiefs on Thursday invited Diego Maradona to visit the country after the Argentina legend disparagingly compared his own association to the South Asian nation's.

The 53-year-old accused the Argentine Football Association (AFA) of "understanding as much about football as Pakistan does".

Naveed Haider, a senior official of the Pakistan Football Federation, welcomed the fact Maradona was talking about his country and urged him to visit to lift the game's profile.

"I would love Maradona to come to Pakistan and help Pakistan," he told AFP, noting that the Argentinian was already a sports ambassador for Dubai.

 
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