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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 December 2005, 22:09 GMT
Maradona declines comeback offer
Diego Maradona in action for a Boca Juniors veterans team
Maradona recently played for a Boca Juniors veterans team
Diego Maradona has dismissed an offer to return to football with Argentine fourth division side Excursionistas.

Excursionistas expressed an interest in signing Maradona after he said in a television interview he was considering playing low-level football.

On Tuesday Maradona said: "I'm 45, so I'm not thinking about playing football nor committing myself to anybody.

"I won't be having any discussions with Excursionistas. I don't know them but I thank them for taking me into account."

When they heard Maradona's initial suggestion that he was considering a return to action, Excursionistas president Armando Mainoli said: "We want to include Maradona on the official roster.

"We know there is some time yet to do it (clubs must hand in the squad list by 3 February) and we'd be really proud to see Diego wearing our shirt."

Excursionistas start the final stage of the Apertura campaign against Lamadrid on 4 February and have nine matches before the season wraps up.

Maradona's last match was for Boca Juniors on 25 October, 1997 when they beat rivals River Plate 2-1.




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