Maradona’s 1986 World Cup ‘hand of God’ pullover to be unloaded

Jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two times against England in the 1986 World Cup,

The quarter-last confrontation, one of the most paramount in World Cup history,

held specific importance for Argentina as it was played just a short time after they lost the Falklands war.

The match became scratched in football legends for Maradona’s

The first came soon after half-time when Hodge, on the edge of the England punishment region, caught a pass and flicked the ball back towards objective.

Maradona, running into the crate, rose with England’s goalkeeper Peter Shilton and punched the ball into the net

Britain were angered and griped to authorities who, accepting Maradona had headed the ball,

permitted the objective to stand.

He blended the claim later by saying the goal was scored “a little with Maradona’s head, a little with God’s hand.”

After four minutes, Maradona struck once more and this time there was no question.

Getting the ball and turning inside his own half,

Maradona left five English protectors afterward prior to floating past Shilton and opening home for a strike that was casted a ballot “Objective of the Century” in a 2002 FIFA survey.

Public legend

Argentina won the last to lift the World Cup for the second time in eight years and Maradona,

currently a genius, became loved in his nation of origin.

After his passing from a respiratory failure in 2020, Argentina held three days of public grieving.

Hodge, whose self-portrait is called “The man with Maradona’s shirt,”

has for 20 years kept the pullover at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

The auction house said in an assertion to AFP that it will showcase the shirt in London during the web-based closeout scheduled for April 20 to May 4.

1986 World Cup

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