DOHA: The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his well-known “Hand of God” purpose will likely be on show as a part of an exhibit that may open forward of this yr’s World Cup, the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports activities Museum stated on Saturday.
The blue jersey, which bought at public sale in Could for a then-record $8.93 million, is on mortgage to the Doha-based museum the place it would headline the World of Soccer exhibit opening on Sunday and working till April 1, 2023.
Maradona wore Argentina’s No 10 shirt within the 1986 World Cup quarter-final in opposition to England in Mexico. Six minutes into the second half he put his workforce forward by punching the ball into the online for what turned referred to as the “Hand of God” purpose.
4 minutes later Maradona dribbled from his personal half to attain a purpose broadly thought of one of many best in World Cup historical past.
Maradona, thought to be one of many world’s greatest ever footballers, died in November 2020 aged 60.
The Maradona shirt will go on show on the “World of Soccer” exhibition with a ball used within the first World Cup finals in 1930, the primary written account of the principles of soccer, one in every of solely two bronze busts ever made from the long-lasting Brazilian Pele’s proper foot and different jerseys worn by soccer greats.
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