Maradona to visit India

Argentina great Diego Maradona will visit Kolkata, India on December 6, a regional lawmaker organising the trip said on Tuesday.

The new Argentina coach will inaugurate a soccer academy and participate in a charity dinner where some of his playing gear would be auctioned, Shamik Lahiri told Reuters.

Thousands of fans are expected to attend a public reception planned for the 1986 World Cup-winning captain, he added.