2010 World Cup Preview: Comparing Maradona and Messi

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2010 World Cup Preview: Comparing Maradona and Messi

After 20 years of fakes and pretenders, Argentina has finally found its new Maradona.

Lionel Messi has already proven that he is a worthy successor to the Albicelestes’ greatest ever footballer, thanks to his astonishing achievements with his club side, Barcelona.

If Messi can emulate Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup success and help his country—now coached by Maradona—win the World Cup in South Africa, Argentineans may start looking for the New Messi.

Ahead of Argentina’s opening Group B match against Nigeria on Saturday, June 12, we compare the old and new Maradonas.

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