Maradona 'Hand of God' World Cup Ball Sold for $2.4M

LONDON (AP) — The ball punched in by Diego Maradona for his “Hand of God” goal at the 1986 World Cup has been sold at auction for nearly $2.4 million by the referee who missed soccer's most famous handball.

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Argentina captain Maradona scored two unforgettable goals in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup to beat England at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Maradona controversially punched the opener beyond England goalkeeper Peter Shilton – which ...

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Maradona’s Hand of God World Cup ball that sank England sold 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.

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Diego Maradona 'Hand Of God' Ball Fetches GBP 2 Million At Auction | Football News

The white Adidas "Azteca" ball, which was owned by the Tunisian match referee Ali Bin Nasser, had been tipped to fetch up to GBP 3 million ($3.6 million) when it went under the hammer at UK-based Graham Budd Auctions.

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Diego Maradona’s iconic ‘Hand Of God’ ball sold for £2.5m-£3m

The Hand of God goal by Argentina icon Diego Maradona against England in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals is entrenched in footballing lore. The Adidas Azteca ball used in the match was on Wednesday reportedly sold for around £2.5m-£3m at an auction.

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AP PHOTOS: Soccer's most memorable World Cup moments

FILE - Brazil's Pele, center, is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, Mexico. Brazil's third World Cup triumph meant it kept the Jules Rimet trophy ...

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Maradona was greatest ever but I still don’t forgive him for that handball, says England legend Shilton

Argentina's Diego Maradona (left) beat England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scored with his hand at the 1986 Mexico World Cup quarter-final clash. Shilton, who also ...

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$A3.5m for Maradona 'hand of God' ball

Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" ball has been sold at auction for Stg 2 million ($A3.5 million). Argentina captain Maradona scored two unforgettable goals in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup to beat England at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

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Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' World Cup match ball to be auctioned

The ball from one of football's most controversial moments is expected to raise more than £3m.

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Former referee Ali Bin Nasser explains why he let Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal stand

Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal will forever remain one of the most iconic moments in the history of the football World Cup. The Argentine legend's controversial goal against England in the 1986 World Cup played a crucial role in deciding his ...

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