Historic auction: ‘Hand of God’ ball goes for
‘Hand of God’ ball Diego Armando Maradona has reached 2.3 million Euros at auction. It’s the ball that the Albiceleste star scored a double against England in the quarter-finals. World Cup 1986 in Mexico. In that match Argentina’s captain led his team to a 2-1 win over England, A victory Which brought them closer to the semi-finals of the competition that Maradona’s team would win.
’10’ completed a cross from the right with his arm, followed up with a header, ‘misled’ the referee and beat English goalkeeper Peter Shilton. Argentine midfielder, who died 60 years In November 2020, he stated that his controversial opening goal was “a bit of Maradona’s head and a bit of By the hand of God“
Later, Maradona scored one of the most extraordinary goals Football historyLaunching a slick drive into the middle of the field to drop another after dribbling numerous competitors And only touch the ball with the left foot. This goal was hailed as the ‘goal of the century’.
Now the Tunisian referee Ali bin Nasserwho directed the match between Argentina and England and owned the ‘Hand of God’ ball, sold the ball at an auction. Graham Budd Auctions for the sum of 2.3 million euros. Maradona’s match shirt, which belonged to English midfielder Steve Hodge, almost achieved a record. 6 million At the auction in May, when it was estimated that it was no more than 4 million.
Before the auction, the Tunisian referee admitted that he “couldn’t see the play clearly.” “Two players, Shilton and Maradona, were covered. In accordance with FIFA’s instructions issued before the tournament, I looked to my linesman to confirm the validity of the goal and returned to the midline, indicating that it was a goal,” he said. . “At the end of the match, the England manager, Bobby RobsonHe said to me: ‘You did a good job, but there was a lineman Irresponsible‘” he added.
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