Maradona to reunite with Lineker at SWC draw

2017-11-21 14:47
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Diego Maradona (Getty Images)

Zurich - Argentina legend Diego Maradona will be reunited with England rival Gary Lineker at the 2018 Soccer World Cup draw in Moscow next week.

FIFA says Maradona will represent Argentina in the State Kremlin Palace, where all eight World Cup-winning nations will send a playing great to assist in the draw.

Maradona, who captained Argentina to the 1986 title, eliminated Lineker's England in the quarter-finals with the help of his "Hand of God" goal in Mexico City.

Meanwhile, Lineker will host the 32-nation ceremony on Friday, December 1.

England will be officially represented by Gordon Banks, goalkeeper on the 1966 team.

The other draw assistants are Laurent Blanc, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Diego Forlan, Carles Puyol and Nikita Simonyan for host Russia.

Former Germany forward Miroslav Klose will bring the World Cup trophy on stage.

Read more on:    argentina  |  gary lineker  |  diego maradona  |  soccer

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