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Maradona in Italy to fight tax case

By Football News



Former Argentinian football player Diego Armando Maradona greets fans in Naples on February 25, 2013
Former Argentinian football player Diego Armando Maradona greets fans in Naples on February 25, 2013


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.