I marked a little with the head and a little with the brother of Dios ”. In England-Argentina of Mexico 86, it was not just the quarter-finals of a football World Cup. Four years earlier the war conflict known as the Malvinas War ended, which cost the lives of 649 Argentine soldiers and 255 British soldiers and which caused the countries to resume diplomatic relations only in 1990, without any of them renouncing sovereignty over these islands. It was from severed relations that they met at the Azteca Stadium, in Mexico City, on June 22, 1986, and on that day Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, made the revolution with the ball stuck to his left foot. and the help of the hand of God.
The 55th minute elapsed when the Argentine genius broke free for eternity: it covered 60 meters, left five Englishmen behind and scored what was considered in 2002 as the goal of the century in a FIFA vote. Four minutes earlier, he left the world amazed with a goal scored with a hand that the referee did not see. This World Cup, in 1986, was described as an authentic one-man show, with the 10 carrying a selection to the back for the world title.
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