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Maradona to lead soccer academy in Dubai

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Describing Dubai as his second home, Diego Maradona has been hired for another year in his role as global sports ambassador for this Gulf city.

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The Argentine soccer great was fired as coach of the Dubai club Al Wasl after only one season. He has spent the past year traveling representing the Dubai Sports Council. The council said Tuesday it is extending his contract but did not say how much Maradona will be paid.

Maradona will promote sports in Dubai and oversee soccer academies in the city aimed at raising the quality of game across the United Arab Emirates. Maradona praised UAE soccer but said ``passion'' for the sport is lacking.

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