In pictures: Maradona's time in the UAE
July 11, 2012
It begins: Diego Maradona during the press conference where he was introduced as the new head football coach for Al Wasl Football Club. Photo: Jeff Topping/The National
Winning start: The Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona celebrates his club's 3-1 win during their friendly football match against Al Sharqa's Ittihad Kalba club. Photo: AFP Photo / Karim Sahib.
Happier times: Maradona, left, receives the new T shirt of the club, with Maradona's name and number 10 from Marwan bin Bayat, Chairman of Al Wasl Football club. Photo: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili.
A chink in the armour? Maradona (L) reacts during the Gulf Cooperation Council Champions League soccer match against Al Wehda Club at Al Wasl Club. EPA/Ali Haider
It's lonely at the top: Maradona sits on the player bench before the Presidents Cup at Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club. Mike Young / The National
Heartache: Maradona reacting during the Etisalat Emirates Cup soccer match against Aljazira Club at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium- Aljazira Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: EPA / Ali Haider
Tough questions to answer: Maradona (L) is seen with Marwan Bin Bayat (R) Chairman of Al Wasl Football Company during a press conference. EPA / Ali Haider
The party's over: Diego Maradona reacts during the final match against Al Muharraq Club in a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Champions League. Photo: EPA / Ali Haider