The Hand of God by Shane C.

It was the summer of 1986 and the quarter finals of the Mexico 1986 World Cup were taking place. This was a game that was a key part in the already intense Argentina and England football rivalry.

Diego Maradona,the man known as the Argentinian football god had a lot of responsibility resting on his shoulder. In the 51st minute Maradona made a darting run into the box and jumped for the header contesting against the English goalkeeper who was also in the air. But men’s hands went for the ball. Maradona’s getting there first. He had scored!One nil to Argentina.

Soon after great dribbling from Maradona he drew the gap to two. England could only get one back.

1986 World Cup final Mexico City:Argentina 3: 2 West Germany.

Argentina are World Cup champions.

2 thoughts on “The Hand of God by Shane C.”

  1. Shane,

    What a clever response to the image! Of course, even those of us in the Unite States (a somewhat less football-crazy nation) are familiar with Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal. I’m delighted with your creativity which you’ve delivered with strong words such as “rivalry” and “intense”.

    Keep up your writing!

    Tracey Ananmalay
    Team 100WC
    San José, California, US

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