Argentina’s do-or-die game against Nigeria was almost do-or-die for Diego Maradona — the dude suffered a medical scare at the end of the World Cup game and was reportedly hospitalized in Russia.
Throughout the game, the 57-year-old legend was wildin’ out in his seats at St. Petersburg Stadium — shouting, praying and flipping people off.
But, when Argentina’s Marcos Rojo scored the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute, Maradona’s body couldn’t handle the excitement … and paramedics raced to treat him.
ATENCIÓN | Cuentan desde Rusia que Diego Maradona fue trasladado a un hospital. pic.twitter.com/2Ewqx5vLhy
— Fútbol del Pueblo (@fdpueblo) June 26, 2018
Don’t worry, he’s alive … but according to ESPN’s Diego Cora, he was eventually taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out.
Maradona has a history of health problems, including breathing and heart issues … as well as a much-publicized cocaine addiction.
Argentina’s next game is against France on Saturday … hopefully, he’ll be rested up and ready to go by then.
— Kapil Garg (@kapilg03_) June 26, 2018