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Referee Ali Bin Nasser recalls Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal: “Applying FIFA’s instructions, I was obliged to give the goal”



Ali Bin Nasser Diego Maradona 1986 World Cup England vs Argentina

England v Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Mexico City 1986 World Cup is arguably the most iconic football match in history, both sublime and outrageous.

Indeed, it was in this match that Diego Maradona scored the goal of the century, where he collected the ball in his own half, dribbling half the England team and ducking into an empty net after taking the ball around goalkeeper Peter Shilton. Of course, his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal also sparked a bit of controversy.