Maradona seeks vindication for team
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Diego Maradona says it's time for the critics to stand up and hang their heads in shame.
Before the World Cup even began, he'd been branded a liability back home -- a legend on the playing field, of course, but a naive tactician and attention-grabber who would squander the nation's best chance of winning the title in years.
Three wins later in South Africa and the tone's changed. Argentina, many now believe, could win the tournament.
But Maradona ...
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