‘Hand of God’ ball sold at auction | Catch My Job


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'Hand of God' ball auctioned

A woman photographs a mural depicting the late Argentine star Diego Maradona. It features neon wings created by artists Maximiliano Bañasco and Driere Salamanca Vargas. Image: AFP.

Hyderabad: The ball used in one of the most famous football matches will soon fall under the hammer. It was used during the 1986 quarter-final match between Argentina and England, where football legend Diego Maradona scored with his hand.

Ali bin Nasser, the referee who kept the ball with him. Expected to win £3 million, interested bidders can participate in the auction by registering for the auction online from October 28 and Graham Budd Auctions Ltd will oversee the auction process for the souvenirs.

“This ball is part of the history of international football. It felt like the right time to share with the world. In Mexico ’86, I was one of 42 referees in the competition. African referees are not given the same opportunities as in Europe. So FIFA said I was picked because I was one of the best in the world. It is a great honor and a highlight of my career,” Ali bin Nasser said.

The auction takes place in London on November 16.

The goal scored by Argentine legend Diego Maradona is known as ‘Hand of God’

England players objected to the goal but referee Ali Bin Nasser, who failed to notice handball, received the goal in favor of the Argentine team.

However, at a press conference, Maradona admitted it was not a fair target.

“A little bit with Maradona’s head and a little bit with God’s hand,” Diego Maradona said during a press conference when asked about the goal.

The goal, which was a gift from the referees, helped Argentina win the tournament 2-0. The Argentina national team also won the 1986 World Cup.

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