It is noon, a scorching Sunday, June 22, 1986 in Mexico City and a quarterfinal match between two archrivals that had not faced each other in a World Cup for 20 years.
This is the framework of circumstances where the most controversial goal of all the World Cups in history was held so far. The Argentine star, Diego Armando Maradona, makes a goal that will be recorded even in the following generations as "The hand of God."
According to the testimony of Maradona himself years later, the decision to put the goal with his fist did so deliberately, since he was at a disadvantage with England goalkeeper Shilton. "Shilton is 1.85 and I'm measuring 1.66 and jumping with Shilton ... he has the ability to jump with both hands and I can not. I did not reach my head, so I had to make an effort ... put his fist, put his left fist and send the head back, to see if it happened, "said the Argentine star.
Only 4 minutes later, Maradona specifies the second of the game. But this second goal turned out to be cataloged as the "goal of the century".
Years later Diego visited Ali Bennaceur, the referee who let the foul pass and was in the story as Diego's "eternal friend" according to his own words.