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Maradona vs England 1986

Ok, we’ve tried to avoid it so far, but its time to turn our attention to one of the most contentious (and well remembered) matches of all time – England vs Argentina in World Cup 1986.

The whole nation was watching a little known diminutive Argentinean single-handedly reduced 50 million people to shouting and screaming at their television sets. Yes, thats right, when Maradona sealed the fate of the nation using what was later to become known as ‘the Hand of God’.

The sad matter of fact is that Diego simply didn’t need to use such underhand tactics – he had already walked his way through the entire first-team to score the first goal! Oh well. This still hurts!