Diego Maradona: 'Hand of God' shirt sold for more than £7m at auction

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The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two of the world's most memorable goals, to knock England out of the 1986 World Cup, has been sold for more than £7m at auction.

During the quarter-final, the ball clearly hit the Argentina player's arm before nestling in the net for the first goal, which became known as the 'Hand of God'.

At the time, the forward described the goal as being made "a little with the head of Maradona, and a little with the hand of God".

The match also saw the footballing great, who died in 2020, score the "goal of the century" when he dribbled past a host of England players before netting against goalkeeper Peter Shilton in a 2-1 victory in Mexico City en route to his team winning the tournament.

The shirt was sold for £7,142,500 - marking a new auction record for an item of sports memorabilia, according to Sotherby's.

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