Meeting Maradona in Mexico
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In April 2019 The Athletic's Andy Mitten was tasked by Four Four Two magazine to fly unannounced to the heart of Sinaloa, Mexico, home to the most powerful drug cartel on the planet, and track down the coach of Mexican second division side Dorados, none other than Diego Maradona.

This is the story of meeting Maradona in Mexico, as Andy recounts the extraordinary tale to The Athletic's Adam Hurrey.

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