The shirt Diego Maradona wore against England in the 1986 World Cup when he score with her hand ‘hand of god Diego’. Will go on display in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup, six months after being auctioned off for $9.3million. The jersey bought on May 4 by an anonymous buyer for a record sum at an auction organized by Sotheby’s. Was loaned to the Qatar Sports Museum, where it will be exhibited from Sunday until April 1 .
Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, head of Qatar’s museums and a figure in the ruling family. Said to herself ” happy “ for having obtained this loan. As part of an exhibition dedicated to the history of football and the World Cup.
He has ” it’s a storyshe recalled. Starting with the moment Nottingham Forest midfielder Steve Hodge swapped shirts with Maradona after the game, in what now seems like a very inspired move. »
hand of god Diego:
During this legendary quarter-final against England at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, Maradona, who died in November 2020 at the age of 60, scored the two victory goals (2-1). The number 10 handed the ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, later claiming that first goal came from “a bit of Maradona’s head, a bit of hand of god Diego. »
Presentation next to the ball of the first final:
Four minutes later he knocked out five England players and trumped Shilton to score the “goal of the century”. According to a FIFA poll in 2002. Argentina went on to win the World Cup. After their trade. Hodge lent the jersey to a museum in Manchester for twenty years before putting it up for auction. Where it fetched for more than double Sotheby’s valuation. The anonymous buyer won ahead of six other bidders, including the Argentine Football Federation.
Maradona’s jersey will be on display alongside a ball from the first World Cup final in 1930. The first writing of the rules of football, a bronze from the right foot of iconic Brazilian player Pelé and even a other jerseys worn by sports greats.
“Many of the objects on display at the Sports Museum are symbols of human passion with long and moving stories”commented Sheikha Al Mayassa. “These objects now have a life of their own in global culture – inspiring emotions, evoking memories and sparking dialogue. » The museum opened at the end of March inside the Khalifa International Stadium, one of the eight for the 2022 World Cup.