Diego Maradona Travels to Leicester to Cheer On Argentina in Rugby World Cup

Diego Maradona Travels to Leicester to Cheer On Argentina in Rugby World Cup

Argentina legend Diego Maradona made his way to the King Power Stadium this afternoon to cheer on his country in the Rugby World Cup.

Maradona – who was the player of the tournament whilst winning the football version in 1986 – arrived to watch his compatriots take on Tonga, alongside a large entourage and was extremely animated throughout.


The man responsible for the ‘Hand of God’, and regarded by many sports fans as the greatest footballer of all-time, soon became something of a side show, with dozens of fans queuing up to ask for autographs, photos and selfies; even ITV’s camera soon became training on a fidgety Maradona in the main stand.

On the field, after losing their last match to tournament favourites New Zealand 26-16, Los Pumas significantly improve their chances of reaching the tournament’s quarter-finals by comfortably beating the side from Oceania 45-16 thanks to trys from Joaquin Tuculet, Nicolas Sanchez, Juan Imhoff.


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