Argentine football icon Diego Maradona received “deficient and reckless” health care before his death, a panel of medical experts has concluded.

Prosecutors in Argentina asked the panel to investigate Maradona’s medical team after the footballer’s death in November last year.

Maradona died of a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home, aged 60.

He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency.

One of the greatest football players of all time, Maradona had a troubled personal life marked by cocaine and alcohol addiction.