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‘I am fine’ – Argentina legend Maradona on health scare

first_imgArgentina legend Diego Maradona said he was “fine” after being seen by a doctor during the team’s World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday.The 57-year-old, who captained Argentina to World Cup victory in 1986, said his “neck hurt a lot”.Maradona posted a picture on social media showing medical staff with him at half-time of the 2-1 victory, but denied he had been taken to hospital.”I want to tell everyone that I am fine,” his Instagram post read.”I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave?”Argentina’s victory meant they reached the last 16, where they will face France on Saturday. Video posted online appeared to show Maradona struggling to get up from his seat at full-time but BBC Sport has learned he later boarded a flight back to Moscow.Earlier, he was in tears when the score was 1-1, which would have resulted in Argentina’s elimination.Then, after Marcos Rojo scored the team’s late winner, he was seen giving one-fingered gestures.Maradona played 91 times for Argentina, scoring 34 goals, and later managed the national side.last_img read more

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Who is Callum Hudson-Odoi? Chelsea youngster on pre-season tour

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi starred in Chelsea’s pre-season opener against Perth Glory on Monday.His quick feet allowed him to break free down the left after just five minutes, subsequently providing a sumptuous cross which assisted Pedro’s opener. 5 5 International youth experience?Callum Hudson-Odoi began his England youth career with the under-16s before properly making his mark with the under-17s. In his greatest career achievement to date, the youngster won the 2017 under-17s World Cup with England.He played a key role in the side, scoring once and playing the full 90 minutes in the Young Lions’ 5-2 victory against Spain in the final. Joined Chelsea: 2007 Where is he from?Hudson-Odoi is English and was born in Wandsworth, London. However he is also eligible to play for Ghana and has a Ghanaian brother who was born in Accra and plays for Wealdstone.What position does he naturally play?Naturally, Callum Hudson-Odoi plays as either an attacking midfielder or a forward. He has also appeared as both a left and right-winger. Date of birth: November 7, 2000 5 How is his academy career progressing?Having sped through the age categories, Hudson-Odoi made it into Chelsea’s under-18s when he was just 15. He won the under-18s Premier League, two FA Youth Cups and was then promoted to the Blues’ under-23s aged just 16.While with the under-23s, Hudson-Odoi has continued to catch the eye and made four first team appearances as a result. Last season he came on as a substitute in two Premier League games for Chelsea – their 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth and their 3-1 home defeat to Spurs.center_img 5 He has two FA Youth Cups to his name What seemed to be an early, breakthrough goal actually turned out to be the matchwinner, as the game ended 1-0.Hudson-Odoi’s performance prompted a very positive reaction from Blues fans, but what do we already know about him?How old is he?Callum Hudson-Odoi is just 17 years of age. He has been playing for Chelsea since he was six. Hudson-Odoi assisted the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat Perth Glory Hudson-Odoi assisted two goals in England’s 5-2 win over Spain in 2017 5 Quotes about him?Jody Morris: “He’ll get a lot of plaudits because he showed in glimpses that he’s got real, real quality, but he also showed in other glimpses that he needs to mature, to follow instructions. There’s a young kid there that has got a fantastic amount of talent.”Michael Essien: “Congratulations little bro for winning the U17s world cup with England. Well-done boy keep up the hard work I’m proud of you.”Videos to watchlast_img read more

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