Concern over Maradona after being filmed walking with difficulty at World Cup stadium- WATCH

Diego Armando Maradona during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Saint Petersburg, – Legendary football player Diego Maradona appearance at Aregnetina faced off Nigeria o Tuesday night was troubling for many to see.

Argentina went into the knockout stages after their 2-1 win against Nigeria, however social media footage emerged of Maradona walking with difficulty and being guided into the dining room of the VIP section by two friends, it is unclear why the football health deteriorated so quickly.

During the game could be see showing the finger to fans after Marco Rojo winner in the 87 minute what was a rollercoaster victory and triggering alarm with what reports have labelled a “health scare” after the final whistle.

Lionel Messi captain for the Argentina’s might of stolen the headlines on the field but Maradona watching the game in the VIP box stole the show by bringing unwanted attention.

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona smokes a cigare as he attends the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018.


When Messi gave Argentina the lead early in the first half with an incredible goal,  Maradona screamed with delight, crossing his hands across his chest and gazing to the heavens.

Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018.

Nigeria equalised early in the second half, Maradona was becoming more anxious but leaped with delight with Rojo late winner.


Argentinian media reported that Maradona suffered a spike in his blood pressure, Ole later reported that Maradona was able to walk and had gone to his hotel.

Maradona in the past suffered with cocaine addiction and other health issues, and images of him being helped paramedics raised alarms by many commentators who said they were worried with the legend’s health.

Former English player now broadcaster Stan Collymore said he believed it was time Maradona “took a break from football.”

BBC broadcaster Mark Chapman said Maradona’s plight was “sad.”

He wrote on Twitter; “Maradona was the greatest footballer of my youth,”

“Now he appears to be the joke cutaway of choice for tv directors. Not that he helps himself but sad.”

Photo Credit- Sport24


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