Diego Maradona has responded to concerns for his health after he appeared to fall ill at the World Cup.

The Argentinian declared "I am fine" in a post on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself being attended to by a medic.

Fears had been raised over the 57-year-old's health after he was filmed being helped away from his seat after the match between Argentina and Nigeria.

He said: "I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither was I interned. In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a decompensation.

"I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave? I send a kiss to everyone, thanks for the support!"

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