Tag: maradona

Introducing: Boca Juniors

To kick-start a new series of club-specific magazines, Boca Juniors fly onto our radar as the majesty of the Argentine giants is brought to life in print

Diego Maradona: the Sevilla diaries

Ask any football follower about the greatest players to play the sport and Diego Maradona will gloriously be at the very top of most lists. A career that started and ended in…

Diego Maradona: the managerial diaries

The gathered press waited at the Argentine football headquarters in Buenos Aires ahead of the squad announcement for the 2010 World Cup. An hour late, the Argentina head coach finally rolled in driving…

The World Cup Series: 1986 and 1990

Join host Jim Hart and World Cup experts Steven Scragg and Stuart Horsfield as they look back at Diego Maradona’s sublime 1986 finals, taking Argentina to glory, and perhaps the most romanticised…

The art and anatomy of scoring a beautiful goal

They say art is a subjective matter. What one person finds majestic another can find abhorrent. Tracey Emin’s Unmade Bed, Michelangelo’s statue of David and Banksy’s Raise the Drawbridge are all works of…

The World Cup Series: 1978 and 1982

Join host Jim Hart and World Cup experts Steven Scragg, Dan Williamson and Stuart Horsfield as they examine two contrasting finals - the 1978 edition, won by Argentina mid huge controversy, and…

Dissecting Diego Maradona’s astounding goal against Belgium in 1986

"BEAUTIFUL VIEW. Magnificent desolation.” Some will recognise those, considering the circumstances, remarkably sparse words. Many others, for good reason, won’t. Buzz Aldrin’s utterance, moments after becoming the second man to step on…

Jorge Burruchaga and the tears of World Cup joy

AS WORLD CUP FINALS GO, the one played out between Argentina and West Germany in 1986 would take some beating for drama. The game seemed won, before being cast into huge doubt,…

Andoni Goikoetxea: the Butcher of Bilbao

TREAD A PATH through every football-obsessed city on earth and seldom would you find the home of a retired professional footballer without the walls or spare rooms of their home habitually decorated…