The upcoming match between Argentina and Germany has brought back a lot of memories for me. I lived in Buenos Aires in 1986, when Argentina won the World Cup against then West Germany. I saw it at a friend's house - probably the first time I ever saw a football match. Walking home the streets were ecstatically insane, people were overturning cars. I walked home waving a little Argentine flag I had bought before the match, just to make sure everyone would know what side I was on. The night before Argentina made this World Cup final, I found this photo of myself with Maradona, who showed me how the game when as an AP reporter I covered his short-lived return in Sevilla, and got to watch practice every day from the players bench.