Zinedine Zidane says Maradona's 1986 World Cup exploits is fresh in memory

Zinedine Zidane says Maradona's 1986 World Cup exploits is fresh in memory

- Zinedine Zidane recalls Diego Maradona's performance at the Mexico 1986 World Cup

- The Argentine legend passed on following a heart attack that has left the world in shock

- Maradona led his country to the finals and won their second world title at the soccer fiesta

- The Real Madrid boss wished his family well for the passing away of the football icon

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Zinedine Zidane has idolised Diego Maradona claiming that the footballing icon's exploits at Mexico 86' World Cup is still engrained in his memory, Goal.

Speaking during the post-match conference after Real Madrid defeated Inter Milan in their Group B Champions League clash at the San Siro.

The Frenchman was quick to roll back the years when he watched Maradona play at football's biggest showpiece as a teenager.

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Zinedine Zidane says Maradona's 1986 World Cup exploits is fresh in memory
Zinedine Zidane says Maradona's 1986 World Cup exploits is fresh in memory. Photo by Denis Doyle
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"It's an enormous loss for the world of football. I have him engrained in my head when I was 14 years old because of what he did at the 1986 World Cup.
"In the end, at least I was lucky enough to have the chance to tell him in person about that 1986 World Cup because every kid always wants to say what they think, and I had the chance to tell him that he was a hell of a player.
"So that's my best memory. This is sad news, we send our best wishes to his family. Rest in peace."

Maradona displayed the greatest individual performance at a World Cup event scoring five goals and providing four assists for the Albiceleste.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Peter Shilton is still pained from the event of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico when Argentina knocked out England in the quarter-finals.

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The legendary goalkeeper claims Diego Maradona had greatness in him but sadly no sportsmanship when speaking of his death.

Maradona scored both goals in the last eight including the Hand of God goal that led Argentina in lifting their second world title.

Legit.ng also reported that Diego Maradona is gone but his memories still linger as Napoli's San Paolo stadium has been renamed after him.

The footballing world was shocked with the demise of arguably the greatest player to have played the round leather game.

And the Serie A side have taken it upon themselves to give him the highest honour as a former player of the club.

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