26 years after retirement, Diego Maradona’s skills continue to inspire

first_imgEven 26 years after his retirement from football, Diego Maradona remains one of the highest rated footballer along with his Brazilian rival Pele.EA Sports revealed the Argentine’s ratings recently in their latest offering FIFA 18, where he will be a part of the newly introduced ‘Icons’ pack.The magician was handed a 95 rated FUT card with 88 Pace, 88 Shooting, 90 pace, 95 Dribbling, 42 Defence and 75 Physicality.95 ICON Maradona confirmed. First look at #FIFA18 gameplay plus everything #FUT on Aug 1! Details: https://t.co/Pa2xrdocNf pic.twitter.com/zjBw10IrnT- EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 30, 2017The EA Sports website said: “One of the world’s most gifted footballers, Maradona was a fearsome dribbler who could make any defender look lost.””He lit up the 1986 World Cup with an astonishing run and finish against England, dribbling around almost half of the opposition, earning him FIFA’s Goal of the Century award,” it added.The other members of the newly introduced pack are — Pele (95), Thierry Henry (90), Lev Yashin (91) and poster boy Ronaldo Nazario (94).Maradona was recently in the news for asking FIFA to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in its tournaments to avoid another infamous ‘Hand of God’ incident — that happened back in the 1986 World Cup against England. Maradona punched an aerial ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to give Argentina the lead in the quarters. Although he made up for it with a brilliant goal later in the match, the first one remains one of the most talked about incident in the history of the game.advertisementHowever, he remains one of the greatest footballers of all time and people love him despite his controversial nature. And now they can enjoy playing with him in EA Sports’ latest offering.FIFA 18 will release on September 29.last_img