Argentina legend Diego Maradona has dismissed Dani Alves' criticism of him, describing the Juventus and Brazil right-back as "an idiot" and criticising his passing ability.
Alves told Brazilian TV channel "Canais Esporte Interativo" there could be no comparison between Lionel Messi and Maradona because of the latter's infamous "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal against England.
"You want to compare Messi to Maradona? You can't compare them," Alves said.
"I would not be proud to...
Diego Maradona says he wishes Cristiano Ronaldo were Argentine, but still prefers Lionel Messi to lead the Albiceleste.
Maradona famously led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title with decisive performances in the knockout stages of the competition.
Ronaldo, who was recently awarded his fourth Ballon d'Or, has won four Champions League titles -- equalling Messi's haul -- and led Portugal to their first major tournament crown in last summer's European Championship.
And while Maradona has praised...