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SAN DIEGO INTERESTED IN SIGNING MARADONA

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Backing up his desire to sign Diego Maradona, San Diego Sockers managing general partner Oscar Ancira Jr. says he'll fly to Argentina to meet with representatives of the suspended soccer star.

Ancira said he has scheduled a fact-finding meeting Wednesday in Buenos Aires with Maradona's personal agents, Marcos Franchi and Enrique Torres.Maradona was banned by the Italian League in April for 15 months after he tested positive for cocaine use. The ban until July 1992 was extended worldwide by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), soccer's governing body.

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