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Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 28 February 2013

Benitez erupts after Chelsea set up United clash

Maradona enjoys a whole new ball game

Juan Martin del Potro concedes limelight to Maradona's backhand of God

On a day when the leading men breezed through their second-round matches here at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, some of the biggest cheers were reserved for the session's most unlikely player. After Juan Martin del Potro had beaten Somdev Devvarman 6-4, 6-4 to earn a quarter-final meeting with Daniel Brands, the world No 7 was joined on court by his fellow Argentine, Diego Maradona, who was appointed as a sports ambassador for Dubai last summer.

Clockwise from top left: International Soccer, 1983; Handball Maradona, 1986; VersusNet Soccer, 1996; Sega Soccer, 1990

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Roberton Mancini looks frustrated as Aguero's is not enough to restore self-belief on doubting champions

James Lawton: Sergio Aguero's flash of genius against Liverpool is not enough to restore self-belief of doubting champions Manchester City

Liverpool’s progress had been overtaken by the chilling reality of City’s plight

Ashley Cole has reportedly agreed to sign a new contract with Chelsea

Roy Hodgson prepares to name England squad for Brazil friendly

Ashley Cole likely to reach 100 caps

Aguero keeps focus despite break-up

Sergio Aguero has insisted that the break-up of his high-profile marriage will not affect his commitment to Manchester City.

The hand of God? No, this was a diabolical act that cast a shadow of over the glorious FA Cup

Just when it seemed that Swansea and Arsenal had taken the remnants of what we like to call the old glory of the FA Cup into some kind of safe-keeping, Luis Suarez popped up with a hand to play.

Suarez confirmed his status as the most brilliant but troubling enigma

James Lawton: The hand of God? No, this was a diabolical act from Luis Suarez that cast a shadow over the FA Cup

Liverpool striker confirmed his status as the most brilliant but troubling enigma

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona on verge of becoming coach of Iraq

Argentine legend awaiting talks according to representative

Chile's World Cup qualifier with Lionel Messi's Argentina sparked the row

The best player in the world? Lionel Messi isn't even the best sportsman in Argentina

Boxer and taekwondo fighter beat Messi to Argentina's sportman of the year award

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi

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Theo Walcott scores the decisive goal against Reading

Reading now hold unwanted records in both the League Cup and Premier League

Reading now occupy the unwanted place in the record books of losing the highest scoring games in the League Cup and Premier League when they went down 7-5 to Arsenal in an extraordinary Cup clash last night.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp dismisses Blackburn Rovers speculation

Harry Redknapp has dismissed reports linking him with the vacant managerial post at Blackburn.

A fuming Diego Maradona after his confrontation with crowd members

Diego Maradona wants to coach in China according to state media

Chinese state media say Argentine football great Diego Maradona wants to coach in China, where clubs are spending big bucks to lure international names.

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