Diego Maradona has turned up for Argentina’s Round of 16 clash with France despite warnings from a doctor. The football legend looked in good spirits as he blew kisses to fans before kick-off at the Kazan Arena.
The Argentine legend has been one of the talking points of Russia 2018 with his eccentric antics in the stands.
He is being paid £10,000-per-match by Fifa in his role as an ambassador. It’s seen him appear at all three of Argentina’s group stage games as they scraped through to the knock-out phase.
After the dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria, Maradona received emergency medical treatment after “drinking all the wine”.
Such was the concern over his health that there were even reports that he had died – a rumour Maradona was quick to quash.
The World Cup winner revealed that he had defied doctor’s orders by staying to watch the second half having been advised to go home.
During that game, fans speculated Maradona’s troubles with drug addiction could have returned after speculation over what was causing strange white marks on the glass of his VIP box.