- Maradona dies at age 60
Could there be any detailed tribute to commiserate the loss of a great Icon, Diego Maradona, and the memorable moments he had on Earth? A reflection on his controversial “Hand of God” Goal should make a great tribute.
Undoubtedly, Diego Maradona is an icon in the game of football. One of the memorable moments the world has shared with the legendary Diego Maradona is his Historic “Hand of God” Goal.
What’s ‘Hand of God’ Goal?
The phrase is used to refer to Diego Maradona’s historic goal scored against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter final at Azteca Stadium, Mexico City.
Maradona scored a controversial goal which could have been cancelled and possibly got him penalised with a yellow card if there was a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in existence then.
Diego Maradona hit a ball with his fist into the England’s goal post in a quite tricky way that got the referee and linesman tricked to giving the goal.
“The No.10 skipped past Glenn Hoddle and then squeezed in between two more England players before sliding a pass out to Valdano and making his way into the box. The ball skipped up on Valdano’s foot and Hodge wildly hooked it into his own penalty area, where Maradona rose and punched the ball past the onrushing Shilton,” Goal.com reported.
See video of the controversial goal here!
In an interview with BBC in 2007, the legendary scorer attested that he scored the goal with his hand. This was in contrast to his first comment that the ball went in “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God“.
See Maradona’s revealing interview with BBC here!