Diego Maradona's surgeon responded to the launch of an investigation for involuntary manslaughter by saying he did "everything he could, up to the impossible" for an "unmanageable" patient.
Earlier in the day prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating Leopoldo Luque while Argentine television showed police raiding the doctor's surgery and home.
Diego Maradona's death was also claimed due to negligence. The lawyer for the Argentine football legend, Matias Moria, asked for an investigation to be carried out.
Maradona, The Hand of God, passed away on Wednesday (11/25/2020) at his residence in Tigre, Buenos Aires. Former Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Newell's Old Boys.
Huge crowds bade a grief-filled adieu on Nov. 26 to Argentina's favorite son Diego Maradona before he was buried on the outskirts of the capital after a farewell that at times descended into chaos.
As darkness fell, the football legend was laid to rest after a ceremony attended by family and close friends in the leafy surrounds of the Bella Vista cemetery outside Buenos Aires.
He had just turned 60 recently.
The news comes from Argentina, a cold shower for the world of football. Diego Armando Maradona, who had turned 60 on 30th of October has passed away.
A cardiac arrest was fatal for him in his home in Tigre, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, where he had retired two weeks ago after a brain operation.
One player and a technical staff member at Fenerbahçe tested positive for COVID-19, the Super Lig club announced on Aug. 13.
The Turkish club said treatment began for those infected.
The team did not disclose the identities of the infected but said they have been isolated at home.
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In terms of accolades, they don't come much greater than being named in Pele's FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. As well as being commended by the Brazilian icon, Hristo Stoichkov is also generally considered to be his country's greatest footballer of all-time, after becoming the first Bulgarian to win the Ballon d'Or in 1994.
Former Turkish national team and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rüştü Reçber is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife said.
Reçber took on hero status in Turkey as he kept goal at the 2002 World Cup, anchoring his team to the semi-finals and ultimately third place, their greatest ever performance in the tournament.