- Title: ARGENTINA: DIEGO MARADONA TRAINS FOR BRAZIL GAME
- Date: 16th February 1993
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. (FEBRUARY 16, 1993) 1. GENERAL VIEW OF ARGENTINE NATIONAL TEAM PRACTICING ON SOCCER FIELD. 2. MARADONA AND OTHER PLAYERS. 3. ARGENTINE TEAM COACH ALFIO BASILE GIVING MARADONA, CLAUDIO CANIGGIA, SIMEONE AND GABRIEL BATISTUTA INSTRUCTIONS. 4. MARADONA PLAYING WITH BALL ON HIS KNEES. 5. BATISTUTA AND CANIGGIA PLAYING. 6. MARADONA PRACTICING ATTACKING MOVE. 7. BASILE GIVING INSTRUCTIONS TO PLAYERS. 8. PLAYERS ADVANCING TOWARDS GOAL. 9. MARADONA PRACTICING BALL CONTROL. 10. MARADONA PRACTICING PENALTY SHOTS. 11. MARADONA COMMENTING. SPANISH SOT. "IF I BROKE THE LAW OR I HAD A MISUNDERSTANDING WITH SOMEONE, IT WAS MY PROBLEM AND I DON'T HAVE TO GIVE EXPLANATIONS TO ANYONE. BUT PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE TRUE STORY WAS AND I NEVER WENT ASTRAY. NEVER, NEVER." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 3rd March 1993 12:00
- Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- Country: Argentina
- Reuters ID: LVAC8J9XIUVN94OI5IPXMGGAP24K
- Story Text: Diego Maradona began training with Argentina's national team in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (February 16) in preparation for Thursday's soccer friendly with Brazil.
Maradona led his country to World Cup triumph in Mexico in 1986. It will be his first match for Argentina since the 1990 World Cup final and his subsequent suspension for drugs-related offences.
After training at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) complex, Maradona commented briefly to press regarding those charges.
The match at the River Plate stadium, where Argentina won their first World Cup in 1978, marks the 100th anniversary of the AFA.
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