Diego Maradona's lawyer says ex-star fathered 3 kids in Cuba

FILE - In this June 30, 2018 file photo, Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona smiles prior to a match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. Maradona's lawyer said Friday, March 8, 2019, that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados of Sinaloa will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, soccer great Diego Maradona and his team sing along with fans in stands, during a training session on the pitch at the Dorados de Sinaloa soccer club stadium, in Culiacan, Mexico. Maradona's lawyer said Friday, March 8, 2019, that the former soccer star will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, soccer great Diego Maradona starts his first training session with his team, on the pitch at the Dorados de Sinaloa soccer club stadium, in Culiacan, Mexico. Maradona's lawyer said Friday, March 8, 2019, that the former soccer star will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados of Sinaloa will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba.

Lawyer Matias Morla told Argentina's Channel 13 television on Friday that he speaks with his client's Cuban children, who were born to two different women. The ex-captain of the Argentine national soccer team also has five other kids.

Asked if Maradona had legally recognized his children on the island, Morla said: "To date, no. But he is going to take care of what he has to do."

Morla didn't give more details but suggested Maradona "would have to appear in court" in Cuba.

The Associated Press could not immediately contact the lawyer, who acts as Maradona's spokesperson.

People also read these

WORLD CUP: Argentina reliant on Messi, burdened...

Jun 11, 2018

Without Lionel Messi, would Argentina even be going to the World Cup?

Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in...

Sep 11, 2018

A 7-year-old girl's desire to play soccer has called attention to the obstacles women face in the...

Boca, River draw 2-2 in first leg of Libertadores...

Nov 11, 2018

Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in the delayed first leg of the Copa Libertadores final

Boca-River Copa Libertadores final postponed...

Nov 25, 2018

The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was...

Messi upset with criticism from Argentina fans

Mar 29, 2019

Argentina star Lionel Messi admits he is upset with constant criticism in his homeland

Top News
What's Trending

About Us

Daily Sports Global, your guide to the best sports news on the Internet. Access to the world’s biggest sports events right here even if you’re not physically there.

Subscribe Now!