Diego Maradona

Unreal scenes in Buenos Aires as 4 MILLION fans celebrate Argentina's World Cup victory in the streets

BUENOS AIRES — Hundreds of thousands - millions by some estimates - of ecstatic Argentines flooded onto the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to cheer the country's World Cup-winning soccer squad led by Lionel Messi after their plane landed in the pre-dawn hours.

The team arrived in the early hours at Ezeiza airport where despite it being around 3 a.m. thousands were waiting with banners, flags and flares, and howling in joy after 36 years since the country's last World Cup victory.

Argentina battles against recent history after reaching 6th World Cup final

With a Lionel Messi penalty, an improbable Julián Álvarez goal off a dribble that started inside his own half and an outrageous Messi assist, Argentina clinched a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final by beating Croatia 3-0 and improved its semifinal record in the competition to a perfect five-for-five.

Collectors swarm as ball from Maradona's ‘Hand of God’ match is put up for auction

The football that was at the feet — and hand — of Diego Maradona as he shocked the world with acts of both brazen gamesmanship and breathtaking skill in Mexico 36 years ago has been put up for auction and is expected to sell for at least $2.8 million.

The ball in question is from the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between Argentina and England, in which Maradona scored six minutes into the second half by sneakily punching the ball over England goalkeeper Peter Shilton into the net, a goal he said afterwards had been helped by the "Hand of God."

Today Marks 16 Years Since Messi's World Cup Debut Brought Maradona To Tears

When Lionel Messi hopped off the bench in the 75th minute of Argentina's 6-0 beatdown of Serbia and Montenegro to make his World Cup debut in 2006, it wasn't as if the world stopped as one to be witness to The Child ordained for greatness.

If anything, the global reaction outside of Argentina and Spain would probably be more adequately captured as "This guy? He's the future of football? He's got nothing on Ryan Babel." 

Maradona's ‘Hand Of God’ Jersey Becomes Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia Item Ever

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two of the most famous goals in soccer history was sold for $8.93 million on Wednesday, marking a new auction record for an item of sports memorabilia.

Maradona wore Argentina's No. 10 shirt in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal against England in Mexico. Six minutes into the second half he put his team ahead by punching the ball into the net for what became known as the "Hand of God" goal.

Four minutes later Maradona dribbled from his own half to score a goal widely considered one of the greatest in World Cup history.

Maradona’s Most Famous Shirt Expected To Sell For Record Price At Auction

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his infamous "Hand of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup is expected to sell for at least 4 million pounds ($5.23 million), auctioneer Sotherby's said on Wednesday.

The shirt is owned by former England midfielder Steve Hodge, who swapped shirts with Maradona after Argentina won the match 2-1 thanks to two goals by the forward, the second a solo effort considered to be one of the greatest ever scored.

Hoy En Ideas Innecesarias: Quieren Llevar El Corazón De Maradona Al Mundial De Catar

Dieciséis meses después de su muerte, hay gente que todavía quiere seguir estrujando el nombre de Diego Maradona para ganar visibilidad, dinero o quién sabe qué diablos.

¿El último ejemplo en exhibición? La agencia de publicidad Bombay está proponiendo seriamente la idea de llevar el corazón de Maradona al Mundial de Catar 2022 para que así acompañe y guíe a la selección de Argentina durante el torneo.

The Hand Of God: Journalists In Ukraine Saved By Diego Maradona Tattoo

Amidst the coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a group of South American journalists had a tense and scary encounter with local authorities, but after some interrogation and anxiety, a Diego Maradona tattoo helped to deescalate the situation. 

Daniel Matamala, a news anchor for CNN Chile, was one of the journalists detained. Once released, he told the story through his Instagram account. 

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