Maradona had spike in blood pressure during celebrations after Argentina’s win.


After Argentinas dramatic win to qualify for the round of 16. Argentina legend Diego Maradona had a spike in his blood pressure during his celebration for the win.

Maradona was very emotional during the match in Saint Petersburg that Argentina had to win to stay in the tournament.

When Marcos Rojo scored the winning goal in the 86th minute, Maradona leaned over the front of the VIP box from where he was watching with friends and made a one-fingered salute while shouting an obscene insult.

A video later emerged showing the 1986 World Cup winner looking unwell, walking with difficulty and being guided into the dining room of the VIP section by two friends and then sitting in a chair.

Other photographs showed two uniformed paramedics attending to him, with one appearing to take his pulse.