Maradona leads Argentina victory

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Diego Maradona scored two goals to lead Argentina 8-4 over Brazil in an indoor soccer exhibition between former national team players.

Maradona leads Argentina victory

Brasilia:

Diego Maradona scored two goals to lead Argentina 8-4 over Brazil in an indoor soccer exhibition between former national team players from both countries.Saturday's match was watched by more than 10,000 fans at Nilson Nelson arena in Brasilia.It was the first of three scheduled matches between the countries. The other two will take place in the coming months in Argentina and Brazil.Formidable sidesFormer national team players for Brazil included Dunga, Bebeto, Zetti, Aldair, Careca and Muller. The Argentine side included Alejandro Mancuso, Jose Basualdo, Sergio Goycochea and Jorge Burruchaga.After the match, Brazil's Sports Minister Angnelo Queiroz awarded Maradona the Juscelino Kubitschek trophy.This was Maradona's first visit to Brazil since he was detained while trying to leave the country after playing a charity match in December. (AP)



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