- Title: Soccer legend Maradona arrives in Kolkata
- Date: 10th December 2017
- Summary: KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (DECEMBER 10, 2017) (ANI - NO ACCESS MEDIACORP/BBC) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ARGENTINE SOCCER LEGEND DIEGO MARADONA EXITING THE AIRPORT AND WAVING AT THE CROWD PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT/MARADONA BLOWING KISSES AT THE CROWD WHILE STADING ON THE GATE OF HIS CAR MARADONA SITTING INSIDE THE CAR MARADONA'S CONVOY LEAVING
- Embargoed: 24th December 2017 19:07
- Keywords: Argentina legend India visit Diego Maradona
- Location: KOLKATA, INDIA
- City: KOLKATA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0017BC04SF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona arrived in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on Sunday (December 10).
Maradona, who helped Argentina lift the World Cup in 1968, is on a three-day visit to India and was welcomed with loud chants of "Diego Diego" at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash International airport. The soccer legend, sporting a navy-blue T-shirt and a military cap, blew kisses at the crowd in reply.
Local media reported that Maradona is expected to meet patients affected by cancer and lay a foundation stone of his statue. The football icon will also take part in a charity soccer match against former Indian cricket team captain, Sourav Ganguly.
This is Maradona's second visit to the City of Joy, Kolkata. He visited last in 2008 when thousands of fans gathered to welcome him past midnight at the airport.
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