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Maradona is in complete control

Updated: July 3, 2010, 1:39 AM ET
By Chris Jones | Special to ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- Granted, Diego Maradona's latest moment of brilliance might have been nothing more than an accident. Friday's World Cup coverage began with a viral video of Argentina's incorrigible manager running across a cold field with his players, kicking around a ball with childlike enthusiasm, all while he hauled on a giant cigar. Be damned his tender heart, his history of excess, his buffoon's burden. Here he is, blowing out smoke like a dragon, once again finding himself at the ...

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