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Hand of God goal

The Hand of God is the name given to the illegal football goal scored by Argentinian footballer Diego Armando Maradona in the quarter-final match between Argentina and England during the 1986 World Cup. The goal took place on June 22, 1986, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Under association football rules, Maradona should have received a yellow card for a clear handball incident and the goal disallowed. However, the referee made the incorrect call. The game ended with a 2–1 win for the Argentines, thanks to a second goal scored by Maradona, known as the "Goal of the Century". After th ...