Rome, Italy (Italian Republic)
FILE PHOTO OF ARGENTINE LEGEND MARADONA RECEIVING FIFA AWARD.
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona holds up the FIFA Player of the Century web-based award, which he and Brazilian Pele shared, during the FIFA World Player of the Year awards in Rome December 11, 2000. Maradona remained in intensive care in a Buenos Aires hospital early April 20, 2004, more than 36 hours after falling ill with heart and breathing problems while watching a game at his former club Boca Juniors' stadium, where he made his name. REUTERS/Vincenzo Pinto-Files RR/HB