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Diego Maradona's first training session with Argentina at Celtic Park proved to be a memorable experience for one youngster. After putting his players through their paces for around an hour ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Scotland at Hampden Park, the session ended in drama when Real Madrid's Fernando Gago lost a gold medallion after chesting the ball.

Maradona, himself, led the search and combed the Parkhead pitch for 10 minutes before Celtic youngster Adam Brown, 13, from Cumbernauld was successful in recovering the St Christopher medallion.

The Celtic under-14 winger was triumphantly held aloft by the Hand of God star before being presented with the gloves and hat worn by one of the world's greatest players during the session.

"It was a wee gold medallion with a face on it but I don't know whose face it was," said the Hoops youngster.

"Maradona said thanks - it was good to meet him, it was brilliant. I don't know what I'll do with the hat and gloves - probably frame them."

Argentina may have been without star man Lionel Messi, as a result of an agreement between the Football Association and Barcelona, but training still managed to attract a large media presence.

A message on the large screens declared "Celtic Football Club welcomes Diego Maradona and his Argentina players to Paradise" and among those taking part were Manchester United's Carlos Tevez, Liverpool's Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Heinze of Real Madrid.

It proved to be a relatively relaxed 60 minutes with all the players coming through the work-out unscathed.


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