The shirt that Diego Armando Maradona wore during the match that Argentina beat England in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico will be exhibited in Qatar during the World Cupjust six months after being sold at auction for more than $9,000,000.
That jacket was acquired on May 4 by an anonymous buyer at an auction organized by Sotheby’s and the mythical garment exhibited at the 3-2-1 Museum (Qatar Sports Museum) from next Sunday until April 1, taking in that the World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 18.
The garment will be displayed at the exhibition “The World of Soccer”. In it will also be the ball used in the first World Cup (Uruguay 1930), the first written account of the rules of football and a bronze figure of the right foot of the Brazilian Pelé, in addition to other shirts used by great names in football.
The shirt from 1986 until last May was in the possession of Steve Hodgemidfielder for Nottingham Forest and that English team, who exchanged her with Maradona after the match won by Argentina 2-1 in the quarterfinals.
Hodge lent Maradona’s jacket to a Manchester museum for 20 years, before putting it up for sale, being acquired by a buyer who beat out six other bidders, including the AFA.
With that blue shirt with the number 10, Maradona scored both goals for England. The first hitting the ball with his hands overcoming the exit of the English goalkeeper Peter Shilton and the 2-0 with a great play in which he eliminated five English defenders in the goal that was chosen in 2002, in a FIFA vote, as “the goal of the century”.
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