Former World Cup champion Diego Maradona was hospitalised in Saint Petersburg after Argentina’s 2-1 victory against Nigeria.
According to ESPN, Maradona collapsed after the final whistle and was taken away from the stadium. No further details on his condition are available at the moment.
Maradona was watching the game from the VIP sector of the Saint Petersburg Stadium and his expressive and high emotional state were filmed on camera on numerous occasions, including when he gave a double middle finger after his country scored their second goal.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona said he was “fine” after being seen by a doctor during the team’s World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday.
The 57-year-old, who captained Argentina to World Cup victory in 1986, said his “neck hurt a lot”.
Maradona posted a picture on social media showing medical staff with him at half-time of the 2-1 victory, but denied he had been taken to hospital.
“I want to tell everyone that I am fine,” his Instagram post read.
“I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave?”
Video posted online appeared to show Maradona struggling to get up from his seat at full-time but BBC Sport has learned he later boarded a flight back to Moscow.
Earlier, he was in tears when the score was 1-1, which would have resulted in Argentina’s elimination.
Then, after Marcos Rojo scored the team’s late winner, he was seen giving one-fingered gestures.
Who do we believe? ESPN or BBC?
Either way, you don’t mess with Nigeria and go scot free!