Maradona to receive invite for Kolkata friendly

Updated: 09 June 2011 20:13 IST

Football legend Diego Maradona will be accorded a special invitation for Argentina's international friendly against Venezuela, scheduled to be held at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on September 2.

Maradona to receive invite for Kolkata friendly
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New Delhi:

Football legend Diego Maradona will be accorded a special invitation for Argentina's international friendly against Venezuela, scheduled to be held at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on September 2.

"We will be inviting Maradona. I will try and meet him when I go to Argentina during the Copa America next month," said Bhaswar Goswami, chief of Celebrity Management Group (CMG), the firm who bought the hosting rights of the match from Argentina Football Association.

"But it seems unlikely as he doesn't share a very good relationship with the federation," he added.

He said they are also trying to get quite a few high-profile officials, including AFA president and FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona, for the much-awaited match.

It was CMG who had organised Maradona's visit to Kolkata in 2008.

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