Maradona’s own account of the World Cup campaign of 1986. Argentina won the competition in Mexico, despite only having one really good player. But he really was very good indeed. In the quarterfinal he famously put two past England, one with his hand and the other—the goal of the century—with his jaw-dropping brilliance. Chris Waddle, who was sitting on the England substitute’s bench and Gary Lineker, who was on the pitch, have both said that, when Maradona scored his wonder-goal, they desperately wanted to cheer.
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