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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Prima Maradona

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina () -- Diego Maradona has said he would not play for Boca Juniors this weekend because of "inhumane" playing conditions in summer.

"No way. I'm not going to play in this heat," the 35-year-old midfielder, soaked with sweat and clutching a bottle of water after a Wednesday training session, told reporters.

Maradona was substituted last Sunday as his side struggled to scrape a 1-1 draw with lowly Huracan. The former Argentine captain said he was suffering from dehydration due to intense heat.