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Football: Maradona to attend Soccerex Asian Forum in Jordan

Diego Maradona will be the star attraction at the Soccerex Asian Forum. Photo: AFP.

Diego Maradona will be the star attraction at the Soccerex Asian Forum in early May. Photo: AFP.

April 9, 2015: Diego Maradona has confirmed his participation in next month’s Soccerex Asian Forum, which will be held in Jordan from May 3-4.


Often recognised as one of the two greatest footballers of all time, Maradona will be a guest of honour at the Forum, which is held in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project.


Maradona, 54, will offer delegates a rare personal insight into his amazing career, ranging from inspiring Argentina to victory at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico to his experiences of coaching in Asia while managing Dubai-based Al Wasl.


Duncan Revie, CEO of Soccerex, said: “I am hugely honoured to be welcoming Diego Maradona to the Soccerex Asian Forum. He is a true icon of the game, globally renowned for his achievements both as a player and a coach.


“There are very few people of his status in world sport. When he talks, the world listens and I am sure his appearance in Jordan will be no different. I, for one, cannot wait.”


The Asian Forum is a hub of football business, bringing together key decision makers from across Asia and the rest of the world. Senior figures from elite European clubs including AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Malaga CF, Galatasaray, Manchester City, Olympicaos, Palermo and Villareal will be in attendance.


They will be joined by leading representatives from major event committees including the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.


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Source: Soccerex (; Editing by SportAsia

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