World Cup: Diego Maradona Leaves Pitch Hand-in-hand With Nurse Before Failing Drugs Test


THE Hand of God made him immortal – but the hand of a nurse took him to hell.

This is the amazing moment Argentina icon Diego Maradona left the pitch hand-in-hand with a nurse before failing a drugs test at the 1994 World Cup.

The moment Maradona was led off the pitch by a nurse at the 1994 World Cup

Smiling, waving to the crowd, the genius plagued by drugs problems does not seem to recognise the enormity of the moment that would leave him with a “broken soul”.

Argentina were riding high, after all.

Eight years earlier, Maradona had single-handedly led his country to glory.

Four years later there was heartbreak in the final when they lost to West Germany.

Sandwiched between that final at the Stadio Olimpico and the shocking scenes in Boston was a 15-month ban for cocaine use.

Maradona wore a beaming grin as he was escorted away

The Argentina icon’s famous celebration against Greece during the 1994 World Cup

Reuters It was just moments after this photo was taken that Diego Maradona left the pitch with a nurse

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