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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona accuses ex-girlfriend of theft, seeks her arrest

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 7:14am IST | Place: Buenos Aires (Argentina) | Agency: AFP

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who has been a commentator at the World Cup in Brazil, is seeking the arrest of an ex-girlfriend he accuses of stealing, his attorney said Tuesday.

The Argentine footballer, 53, whose personal life has not been short on drama, charges that Rocio Oliva, 22, made off with items including watches and diamond earrings.

"She may be arrested anywhere. We have asked for an international arrest warrant. The prosecutor should pass the order on to Interpol," Maradona attorney Matias Morla told America TV.

The footballer travelled to Dubai, where he lived with Oliva, to file the suit in the country where he was hired as a sports promoter.

"Oliva is going to have to go to the United Arab Emirates and explain how the things were taken," Morla said.

A footballer herself, Oliva is back in Argentina and denies the allegations. She has charged that Maradona struck her.

Two weeks ago, the two were spotted in Rio de Janeiro and reportedly tried unsuccessfully to patch things up.

"All I want is to get my things back. I want all the watches that are missing, and all the real diamond earrings that disappeared from my house returned to where they belong," Maradona told the newspaper Muy.

Maradona has been giving reports from the World Cup for Telesur.

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