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Diego Maradona explains what happened during Argentina v Nigeria World Cup celebrations

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Diego Maradona was treated by paramedics during Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria, but ‘is fine’, according to the man himself.

Images of the 57-year-old’s wild celebrations summed up fans’ feeling during the 2-1 win, which booked their place in the last 16.

Maradona required treatment from paramedics at the St Petersburg Stadium, reputedly to stabilise high blood pressure, but insisted he was carted away to hospital.

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Maradona posted this message on Instagram

Marcos Rojo’s late winner handed Argentina the win needed to go through and it all got a bit much for one the game’s most iconic players.

“I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither was I interned,” he wrote on Instagram.

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“In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a decompensation. 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? I send a kiss to everyone, thanks for the support!”

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Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and scored 34 times in 91 games for the team.

Maradona holds aloft the World Cup in 1986
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