Watch: Maradona appears to need assistance at Argentina match

Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need assistance to walk at a match in which his national team beat Nigeria at the World Cup on Tuesday, according to a video clip posted on Twitter.

A man was seen helping Maradona stay on his feet as he was led away from his seat overlooking the pitch and into an adjacent room in the video posted by Fernando Schwartz, a well-known sports journalist in Mexico.

A photograph also posted on Twitter appeared to show two medical staff attending to Maradona.

The Argentine website of sports broadcaster ESPN said Maradona was taken to hospital but newspaper La Nacion said he was treated for low blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave the stadium normally shortly afterwards.

Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, has battled cocaine addiction in the past.

Diego Maradona gestures to the fans from the stands during the match.Diego Maradona gestures to the fans from the stands during the match.

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