Netflix's new documentary series on Maradona sees the infamous icon head into cartel country 4 weeks ago

Netflix's new documentary series on Maradona sees the infamous icon head into cartel country

If you love Maradona, you're watching this when it's released tomorrow.

God, the devil, and Diego.

Depending on your point of view, Diego Armando Maradona represents all three.

He's a God because it could be argued that no other player in the history of football could do the things with a ball that he could. Granted, Lionel Messi is out of this world and his professionalism is far superior to his fellow Argentinian superstar, but ask any person in Argentina who's more loved? After all, Maradona almost single-handedly won La Albiceleste the World Cup in 1986.

To many people, mainly those from England, Maradona is also the devil because of *that* goal in the 1986 World Cup. Aside from this, his issues with drugs culminated in him being banned and thrown out of Argentina's USA '94 World Cup squad. The Argentinian has frequently been hospitalised with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use.

Finally, there's Diego. The character personified in Asif Kapadia's outstanding documentary about Maradona's time at Napoli.

Well, viewers will soon be treated to another aspect of Maradona's life in the documentary series, Maradona in Mexico.

The synopsis states: "In this docuseries, soccer great Diego Maradona comes to Culiacán, the heart of the Sinaloa Cartel, to save the local team, the Dorados, and maybe himself, too."

As always with Diego Armando Maradona, we expect this to be box office when it's released on 13 November.

Take a look at what's in store.

Clip via Netflix