Maradona’s Hand of God World Cup ball that sunk England sold for £2m | Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” ball – from the goal that helped seal England’s World Cup fate in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup – has been sold at auction for £2m.

Maradona controversially punched the opener beyond the England goalkeeper Peter Shilton – which the referee allowed to stand – before scoring a superb individual effort at the Azteca in Mexico City. The second goal later was voted goal of the century.

The Argentina great, who died aged 60 in November 2020, claimed his contentious opening goal was scored “a little with the head of Maradona and a little…

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