Maradona shoot-out makes $500,000

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona on Wednesday raised 500,000 dollars in a charity shoot-out on the roof of one of Moscow's biggest department stores.

The former Argentina player and manager tried to hit 10 targets with 16-metre kicks on the roof of the upmarket Central Universal Department Store (TsUM).

Each target carried a different value of between 25,000 and 300,000 dollars and Maradona succeeded in hitting several of the targets while also missing others, an AFP correspondent said.

If Maradona had hit all the targets he would have raised one million dollars for cancer-hit children.

"I really wanted to help Russian children and wanted to hit all the targets," Maradona was reported saying by the online newspaper