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Maradona in Italy to fight tax case

Created on 26 Feb., 2013 3:52 PM GMT

Argentine great Diego Maradona has returned to Italy in a bid to clear his name in a tax evasion case.

The former Napoli star has allegedly racked up a debt of 40 million euros, after failing to pay taxes between 1984 and 1991.

During that period the World Cup winner helped Napoli win two Serie A titles - the only silverware they have ever won in the league.

Dozens of supporters sang songs to welcome Maradona back, nearly 20 years after he played for the club.

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