Tuesday, 5 June 2018

9 DAYS TO GO: A look back at Maradona's 'Hand of God'

The countdown to the World Cup is on, with it 9 days away now. Time to reflect on some quotes that have made the World Cup what it is..... via goal.com.

Diego Maradona’s Falklands Revenge

Argentina’s 2-1 quarter-final win over England in 1986 is as renowned for Maradona’s ‘Goal of the Century’ as it is for the ‘Hand of God’ opener when Diego fisted the ball past goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

After the match, Maradona explained that the victory was revenge for the Falklands War four years earlier that had resulted in the deaths of more than 600 Argentines.

“[The goal was scored] a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God,” said the Napoli hero.

"Although we had said before the game that football had nothing to do with the Malvinas war, we knew they had killed a lot of Argentine boys there, killed them like little birds. And this was revenge.”


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