What They're Saying

“Maradona is the synthesis of Argentina, of Argentine identity. He came from dire poverty and went up so quickly in social status. … And he has crashed -- been knocked out so many times and failed -- just like the country.”

-- Guillermo Oliveta, president of the Argentina Marketing Association, explaining the popularity of Argentina coach Diego Maradona despite his many outbursts in the media and long history of drug abuse. (AP)

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