An autopsy report leaked to Argentine media said Maradona died in his sleep after suffering heart failure, only two weeks after leaving hospital following the brain surgery. Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday just two weeks after being discharged from hospital for a bleed on his brain. Borussia Dortmund won the race for his signature in 2013 and he then went on to play for Manchester United but failed to produce his best and was shipped out to Arsenal two years later. The Spaniard is considered one of the world’s best goalkeepers at present. But despite Whitlock edging in front with a neat 170 checkout, The Power soon responded to retain his title and win an easy 7-3 in the best of 13 legs contest. Despite the heavy threat of Australia, the team of Pete Reed, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory showed the men from Down Under exactly how to defend a title on home turf. Prior to winning in 1990, West Germany took the title on home soil in 1974. They won 20 years earlier in 1954 in the ‘Miracle at Bern’ to earn their first star. Then remarkably, despite losing all of their away games, they came third in the second group stage on the strength of their home form and then beat Uzbekistan in an epic penalty shoot-out to set up this final shot at the World Cup.
Neymar added a penalty kick in the 44th minute after a debatable foul call, and Brazil overwhelmed the rebuilding U.S. It looked to be too close to call, but the Jester from Leicester easily saw off Robertson to win 10 frames to 6 and secure a hat-trick of Masters titles. England were among the favourites going into the men’s World Team Squash Championship in 2007. Looked to have done the hard work when they defeated third-seeds France in the semi-final. In Croatia, as in Latin America, you still have kids playing in the street, where you want to make fun of your opponent, dribble, create something spectacular. The final was only even going to go England’s way, but Matthew, being a sporting gent, made it slightly nervy as the Aussies won the first match in a best-of-three contest – he even dragged it out to five games to make it look like a bitter blow. And an analysis by Sportsmail shows that Association Football – known as soccer in the US – has now overhauled ice hockey and sits behind baseball, basketball and American football in the top five US sports.
BASKETBALL – Kentucky Wildcats forward Terrence Jones falls into Louisville Cardinals cheerleaders during the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four semi-final college basketball game in New Orleans, Louisiana. Yes, domestic sides have seen England come out on top – but England’s regular defeats to Australia in the Four Nations over the last 10 years haven’t been easy to take. In the dying seconds of extra time, Wilkinson drop kicked England to their first World Cup and leave the Aussies desperate to inflict revenge four years later… The Croatian national football team will play the final match of the World Cup in its first red and white checkered jersey set! “This is arguably the most coveted football shirt to ever come to auction, and so it is fitting that it now holds the auction record for any object of its kind,” he said. In fact confidence is so high about now, we could probably even cobble up an Aussie rules football team and still run out comfortable winners. Ronaldinho was another great number 10, even though he also wore the number 20 and number seven shirts during his time with Brazil’s senior team.
Maradona’s family has previously disputed the authenticity of the shirt, claiming that the jersey up for auction was actually one that the forward wore in the first half before he changed shirts. Low-key night for John Terry as well, who apart from a first half slip, world cup jersey looked solid at the back. He left his hometown of Madeira for Portugal’s capital at a young age and never looked back. 200,000 cases in the northern reaches of Italy traced back to those 90 minutes. The Aussies may have fought back in recent years, but over the past decade it’s been English teams dominating the World Club Challenge as they edge a 6-4 advantage. When you are watching the World Cup, the majority of teams that have stars on their jersey indicate the number of World Cup trophies the country has, but there are rare exceptions. PS. But us Poms have taken a kicking or three in that time. The Aussie has continued to be a threat but despite his fine win three years ago, the 31-year-old has won just a handful of titles since. Since Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-kick left stunned Aussies watching England celebrate World Cup victory in Sydney 10 years ago, facing the outfit from Down Under has never felt so good.