Maradona’s ball was sold for a record price before the World Cup
Argentine Diego Maradona ‘Hand of God’ goal match ball sold for record price at auction ahead of Qatar World Cup The ‘Hand of God’ goal ball sold for $2.4 million. Which is about 25 crores in Bangladeshi Taka.
Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal in Argentina’s 2-1 win over England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals. Argentina’s two goals in the match were scored by the ‘God of Football’ Maradona. But the first goal is the only controversy. Maradona scored it not with his ‘feet’, but with his ‘hand’. Former Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser was in charge of the referee in that match.
England’s players appealed to cancel the goal, but referee Ali bin Nasser did not respond to it. He did not catch the hand that Maradona scored with. Maradona later named it ‘Hand of God’. Maradona scored another goal in that match. Which was chosen as the best goal of the last century. The ball of the best goal of the century has been saved by the Tunisian referee Al Bin Nasser for so long.
Tunisian referee Nasser said, “This ball is a part of international football history. Now is the best time to share it with the world. I am sure whoever buys this ball will show it to people somehow.’