Maradona to get ambassador role with FIFA
ZURICH — Diego Maradona is getting an ambassador’s role with FIFA, which wants to ensure the Argentina great “has a major role in FIFA’s activities to promote the game across the globe,” including with its Legends team.
Maradona, 56, will be involved in “relevant development projects,” FIFA said on Friday.
Maradona feuded with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and longtime Argentina soccer leader Julio Grondona.
Last month, Maradona played soccer at FIFA headquarters on his first visit since a November 2009 disciplinary hearing over a profane post-match rant. Maradona, the Argentina coach at the time, was banned from the 2010 World Cup draw in South Africa.