A commemorative football used in the 1986 World Cup match between Argentina and England has been auctioned for US$2.4 million. This amount is more than 53 crore rupees in Pakistani currency. Through this football, the legendary footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona (Diego Maradona) scored the famous goal which is called Hand of God. Offered for auction by British auction house Graham Budd Auctions, this white Adidas Azteca was owned by Tunisian football match referee Ali Ben Nasser. Six months before the football auction, a jersey used by the late Maradona has been auctioned for 9.3 million US dollars.
1986 World Cup Football auctioned for US$2.4 million
The match between Argentina and England in the 1986 World Cup became very important for the people of both countries due to the Falklands conflict in 1982. The match was won by Argentina 2 goals to 1 and both goals were scored by Maradona. My Donna’s first goal was apparently scored with a head, but as seen from the video, it was actually a handball.
Regarding this goal, Maradona later said that this goal was scored partly by his head and partly by the hand of God. This goal was later called Hand of God. The referee of this match was Ali bin Nasir and he was the one who declared Hand of God as a goal. Maradona scored the second goal just 4 minutes after the Hand of God, this goal has been called the best goal of the century, in which Maradona dodged 5 England players and the goalkeeper.