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Former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona remembered his goal a hand in gate of Englishmen in the quarter-finals of the world Cup in 1986. His words leads to The Sun.
“My goal has caused such a fuss, if we had another war. I knew that scoring a hand. It was an accident and happened so fast that the linesman did not notice how I played with his. The chief judge looked at me and counted the ball. It feels like a symbolic revenge against the British for the Falklands war,” said Maradona.
In the 51st minute of the quarterfinal meeting of the 1986 world Cup Maradona jump hand scored a goal in gate of Englishmen. The closest place was a linesman Bogdan Dochev, which gave the signal to the chief referee Ali Ben Nasser to count goal. This ball became victorious for the Argentines (2:1). After the final whistle, Maradona stated that the disputed goal was scored “partly by the head and partly the hand of God.”
The Falklands war occurred between Britain and Argentina in 1982. Conflict broke out because of British overseas territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South sandwich Islands. The war lasted ten weeks and was not announced officially. The clashes killed 655 Argentines and 255 Britons.
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