12 Jul 2011

Maradona in hospital after car crash

12:57 pm on 12 July 2011

The former Argentine football player and coach Diego Maradona has been taken to hospital after being involved in a car crash near Buenos Aires.

Medical staff have carried out a routine check up and say Maradona is perfectly fine.

The 1986 World Cup-winning captain is waiting to start a new coaching job in the United Arab Emirates after failing to keep his last job as head of the national team.