Transcript for Soccer legend Diego Maradona dead at 60
Arguably the best player of all-time, his dodging, weaving, unique style of play on and off the field inspired wonder, awe and a big dose of controversy. Some say he was the greatest ever. On the screen, a tiny spec with a mop of hair. On the field, a master of the attack. Goal! Diego maradona played soccer like he lived life, by his own rules. Just ask England's 1986 world cup team. In the quarterfinals, maradona's first blow a goal he punched in slipping it by the goalie and the referee. Maradona saying it was a combination of his head and the hand of god. Then, just four minutes later, maradona surgically cutting through England's defense. Scoring what in as the goal of the century. Goal! Goal! Argentina going on to win the world cup. A dream for a boy born in the slums of buenos aires. He started playing soccer at the age of 3 and never stopped. A prodigy with an unstoppable left foot. Just 5'5", yet he became a final in the sport, winning championships in South America and Europe. Maradona could tap into a fire that fueled his play and ignited soccer stadiums around the globe, but off the field, controlling that force seemed impossible. A notorious party animal, he battled drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity. Across the world, fans are mourning his death. From Italy where he played to his native Argentina. The president there decreeing three days of mourning. Soccer legend pele saying, "I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky." Fellow countryman and protege Lionel Messi with this tribute -- "He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal." Maradona always said soccer was his savior but also his escape. Diego maradona was 60 years old. When we come back, the Thanksgiving storm system sweeping into the northeast. Rob Marciano with the
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