Rio de Janeiro: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona expressed anger after he wasn't allowed to attend his country's match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium, which Argentina won 2-1.

Diego Maradona and Pele
Diego Maradona and Pele 

Maradona said he had been "deliberately" prevented from attending the match despite having a valid media accreditation card which allows him to attend all World Cup matches, reports EFE.

Meanwhile, Pele was glued to the radio as heavy traffic in Sao Paulo meant the Brazil legend missed the first half of his country's goalless draw on Tuesday with Mexico.

"I suffered a lot — I listened to the first half in the car. There was so much traffic," said Pele, 73, who was driving from Santos to Sao Paulo.

"It was the second time I heard a Brazil World Cup match on the radio... in 1950 and today," Pele told Globo television.