Maradona undergoes successful brain surgery

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery, after suffering from anaemia and dehydration.

The 1986 World Cup winner, 60, was admitted to Ipensa clinic in Buenos Aires on Monday.

Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s personal physician, said he had “coped well with the surgery”.

He will now remain under observation, Dr Luque said, adding that everything was “under control”.

Maradona presently coaches Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight.

Supporters of Gimnasia y Esgrima have been congregating outside the hospital carrying messages of support for the former Argentina forward.

His former club Napoli, who he helped to two Serie A titles, tweeted a message of support.

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