Maradona's two goals in the space of four minutes for Argentina against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and his "Hand of God" quote are the stuff of legend. The Christian life is not a constant high. But he is just a good player, nothing more. 6 Share When you win, you don't get carried away. Ole's at the wheel - but has he improved Man Utd? ¿Para qué? Having been knocked out by Italy and Brazil in the second round of the 1982 tournament after being fouled a World Cup-record 23 times against the Italians, Maradona also had something to prove. A few days later, The Sun newspaper confirmed that it had modified the interpretation of Maradona's words and asked to change the name to The Devil's Hand. "(«Pero el gol sigue siendo un gol, Argentina se proclamó campeona del Mundial y yo fui el mejor jugador del mundo. There have been few games in World Cup - and indeed football - history that have left more of a lasting impact on the sport than Argentina's victory over England in the 1986 quarter-finals in Mexico City. Maradona's explanation has gone through endless mutations over the years and is often misquoted. West Germany were a stubborn, hardworking team, however, and seemed to have salvaged extra time through goals from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Voller, both from left-sided corners. I'd give my life to be the national team coach. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me.

Maradona received the ball just inside the Argentina half. It's difficult to explain. [11], On February 11, 2020, in Group G of the 2020 AFC Cup, Joshua Grommen of Ceres-Negros F.C.

I gave all I had. Votes: 0. ", Even Robson, however, could have no complaints about the second.

scored the second goal of their game against Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC by diverting the ball into the net with his hand. I certainly have an advantage over some because I can pass on so much from the World Cups I played in. Now I can say what I couldn't at that moment, what I defined at that time as "The Hand of God". He would always point me to himself to trust him. [8], During the final minutes of the second leg of the play-off for the 2010 World Cup between Ireland and France, William Gallas scored the decisive goal from a Thierry Henry assist that gave France a 2-1 aggregate victory and qualified them for the World Cup. No glance at the officials this time. When I wear the national team shirt, its sole contact with my skin makes it stand on an end. Mexican photographer Alejandro Ojeda Carbajal immortalized this moment in a photograph in which Maradona can be seen hitting the ball with his hand. We are talking, of course, about the 'Hand of God', as Maradona dubbed the opening goal himself after punching an aerial ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton. He then fully celebrated the goal when it was given. But Maradona was not quite done.

The game ended with a 2–1 win for the Argentines, thanks to a second goal scored by Maradona, known as the "Goal of the Century". Ahora sí puedo contar lo que en aquel momento no podía, lo que en aquel momento definí como «La mano de Dios»... Qué mano de Dios, ¡fue la mano del Diego!

It was a nice feeling like some sort of symbolic revenge against the English. Maradona’s two goals in the space of four minutes for Argentina against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and his ‘Hand of God’ quote are the stuff of legend.

"I didn't like it but I had to admire it.". but later repeats the same quotation by adding the word "apologize" which did not appear in the first one, although it is the same sentence: "If I could apologize, go back and change history I would. Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.