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Why Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ Goal Is Priceless – And Unforgettable

November 9, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Conversation

36 years later and on the eve of another World Cup, the “Hand of God” goal by Argentinian great Maradona against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup is still being discussed. In an article for The Conversation, Stefan Szymanski, U-M professor of sport management, discusses how the goal was one of soccer’s most iconic events. Szymanski explores the goal’s controversy, the political context, and how Diego Maradona made his mark on the World Cup and soccer.

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