FIFA World Cup

Divine Intervention:Maradona Does Sign Of The Cross 8 Times Before Match (Video)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17:  Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina looks on ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Argentina and South Korea at Soccer City Stadium on June 17, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Christopher ChavezAnalyst IIJune 18, 2010

Before today's game, Diego Maradona was asking for help as Argentina was about to take on South Korea. He was asking for help from the big man above.

Diego Maradona is known for his "Hand of God" play, but before his match on Thursday morning, he was using those hands to make the sign of the cross, not once, not twice, but EIGHT times. In the end, it seems to have paid off. Argentina went on to beat South Korea 4-1. 

Maradona is making the most out of his tenure as Argentina's head coach. He is having fun in the process. Whenever the ball comes close to him, he makes a spectacle and kicks it. He did this in his first game against Nigeria and again against South Korea. 

The countdown should begin soon when Maradona could make his MLS debut after gaining popularity in the United States after the World Cup. Who wouldn't want to see Maradona work his magic for a team like the Red Bulls. It would definitely be entertaining to see him as a coach in the MLS for a big city team. The sport's popularity will definitely increase.

Maradona is one wacky figure. The following videos capture him at his finest while doing his job. Whether he is arguing, celebrating, or asking fir help from God, Maradona is always at the center of attention. 

He was one of the best soccer players to ever don the soccer field and play the sport. Now as a coach, he is just as amusing.

The Diego Maradona Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDHDOt-8JoM

Diego Maradona Wacky Antics Against South Korea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYCJLqHvmJE

 

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