FIFA World Cup 1986 - Diego Maradona's hand of God.

FIFA WORLD CUP 1986:

Maradona initially denied that he had scored his first goal in the match Argentina against England with his bare hands. Maradona said: “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God.”

The historical moment in the history of FIFA World Cup footballbecame known as the “Hand of God,” or “la mano de Dios.”

Ultimately, on 22 August 2005 Maradona acknowledged on his television show that he had hit the ball with his hand purposely, and that he immediately knew the goal was illegitimate. The goal stood, much to the wrath of the English players.

FIFA World Cup 2010 - Luis Suarez's hand of God.

FIFA World Cup 2010:

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez said “the ‘Hand Of God’ now belongs to me” after his goal-line handball helped his country reach the World Cup semi-finals.

The striker punched Adiyah’s goal-bound header to deny Ghana what would have proved to be the extra-time winner. Asamoah Gyan missed the ensuing penalty and Uruguay went on to win a shoot-out.

As a consequence of his ‘hand of God’, Suarez now misses the semi-final match against The Netherlands – where he became the 2010 top scorer in the Dutch football competion for his club Ajax – Amsterdam! 

 

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