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Maradona ends training by pretending to beat people up

Even as the pressure builds and the opposition gets tougher, Argentina training sessions remain more fun than a unicorn petting zoo after a rabies outbreak. In preparation for their quarterfinal match against Germany, the Argentines practiced their penalty kicks (Tevez and Messi, to be specific), then Maradona kept the mood playful by again subjected himself and the losing side of their practice match to a backside firing squad before ending it all by pretending to beat up a member of his staff.

Relaxed, in form, and questioning Bastian Schweinsteiger's level of nervousness, Maradona proves once more that even his training sessions are more interesting than a number of actual matches.

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