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When:

Tue 29 May 2012, 8:30pm

Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Edwin Flack Avenue & Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Meet & Greet VIP Package: $1,699.00
  • Hand Of God VIP Package: $599.00
  • Ultimate Fans Package: $399.00
  • Gold Reserve: $79.00
  • Silver Reserve: $69.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Postponed until further notice.

He became a footballing superstar and a 'God' to millions because of the magic he could perform with his head and feet, but these days Diego Armando Maradona is as much a global icon because of the words that come out of his mouth.

With a life and times off the pitch that rival his incredible record on it, Maradona is undoubtedly one of the best interviews in world sport. Next year the Argentine maestro will come to Australia for two exclusive night's only for an intimate tell-all interview with Australia's voice of football Les Murray.

Named by FIFA as the joint Player of the Century with Pele, Maradona will reveal his life story in his own words in a worldwide premier production, including never-seen-before footage of the footballing wizard in action.

The visit will be Maradona's first to Australia since he captained Argentina against the Socceroos in Sydney, in a 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw in 1993, and the man known as 'Pibe de Oro' - 'Golden Boy' says he is itching to return to our shores.

"It has been many years since I have been to Australia so I am very excited to be coming to Sydney and Melbourne to share my story, all of it, with the people," Maradona said.

The events host Les Murray admiration for Maradona goes back further than most, the infallible SBS anchor having commentated on the 1979 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan where Maradona first burst into global prominence by guiding Argentina to victory.

"Diego Maradona is a personality that has polarised the football community like no other," Murray said. "From his unmistakable brilliance and unbridled confidence on the pitch to the many aberrations that have marked his private life, one thing is certain - he has a story to tell. I can't wait to sit across from him and ask the questions, the real questions, that the Australian public are dying to ask."

Despite being long retired Maradona still has an impeccable control over a ball and the 51-year-old will also participate in a game of 'Football Tennis' with a select few of Australia's biggest names, past and present.

The pre-show 250-person VIP event will be hosted by Australia's foremost football analyst, Mark Bosnich, with 30 lucky guests able to meet Maradona before he takes the stage.

*We wish to advise, on behalf of the Promoter, that Diego Maradona's The Life and Times tour has been postponed until late May, with rescheduled dates as follows:
- Tue 29 May - Allphones Arena, Sydney
- Wed 30 May, The Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre