Diego Armando Maradona

Maradona(full name: Diego Armando Maradona Franco) is an Argentine retired professional footballer. He is widely regarded as the greatest football player. He and Pelé were awarded FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. After his retirement, Maradona became the manager of Argentina national team in November 2008.

The draw for the 2018 World Cup has taken place in Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace, Russia on 1 December 2017, which defined the composition of the eight groups for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya presented the draw. Diego Maradona, as the guest, drew out England. Hosts Russia, Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia will meet in Group A. Thirty two teams will battle it out for the right to be crowned world champions next summer.

As a world-class player, Maradona played for Barcelona and helped the team win Copa del Rey, Copa de la Liga and Supercopa de España. He played for Napoli. The club won their first UEFA Europa League in 1989 with Maradona’s three goals and the assists. In 1990, he helped the team get the championship of Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana simultaneously.

The football legend scored his first national goal on 2 June 1979 and his team won FIFA U-20 World Cup this year. For him, Maradona got the Golden Ball award for Best Player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.

In 2002, the second goal Maradona scored in the 1986 World Cup was named as “FIFA Goal of the Century” by FIFA.

The excellent player has got lots of individual and team awards. He is born to a footballer.

Versatile and Intelligent midfielder or Center-back Javier Mascherano

Alejandro Mascherano, nicknamed “El Jefecito” (“The Little Chief”), was born in San Lorenzo, Argentina on June 8, 1984. Nevertheless, the young football player made his name on behalf of Argentina national football team

ahead of his debut in club River Plate. At the moment River Plate won the 2003–04 Clausura championship, he also won his number one silverware. For his striking performances on football pitch, many football clubs like Real Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña revealed their interest in signing the young football player. However, none of these clubs would like to pay enough money for the eminent football player.

For the football club River Plate, the 2004-05 season is a tough season for the club for the sake of bad performances in the Apertura Championship (finishing in third) and the Clausura (finishing in tenth). In addition, the club lost to Sao Paulo in the semi-finals of Copa Libertadores. After this period, Alejandro Mascherano moved to Brazilian club Corinthians from club River Plate for US$15 million. Unfortunately, shortly after joining into Corinthians in mid-season, he got injured in his left foot severely, missing the end of the season. In order to cure his fracture of his left football, he returned to Argentina for operation and recuperation from the Argentina national team’s doctor.

 

Six months later, the young football player returned to football pitch in March 2006. Despite of his standout performances, he declined many offers to other football clubs. But before the deadline of the 2006 transfer window, he signed with West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.