Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Maradona meets Castro

Diego Maradona has paid a visit to retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he continues his tour of South America.

The Argentine legend, who scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for his country, has visited several countries in the region in recent days.

And the 52-year-old's latest stop saw him meet the former head of the communist state.

Official Cuban media published a photograph of a smiling Maradona shaking hands with Castro.

Communist Party newspaper Granma said that it was an 'animated and fruitful exchange between two old friends.'

The two have known each other since Maradona first visited the island in 1986. He also lived for several years in Cuba, where he came in 2000 for treatment for substance abuse.

Last week, Maradona visited the tomb of his friend Hugo Chavez in Venezuela ahead of the country's election.

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