sport news Diego Maradona viewed 'Hand of God' goal as payback for Falklands War

'It was symbolic revenge against the English': Diego Maradona reveals he viewed 'Hand of God' goal as payback for the Falklands War in new film The new Diego Maradona documentary was released in UK cinemas this week In it Maradona says he saw his 'Hand of God' against England in 1986 as 'revenge' He punched the ball into the net for Argentina in a World Cup quarter-final Britain defeated Argentina in the Falklands War four years before the incident

By Robert Summerscales For Mailonline

Published: 01:35 BST, 16 June 2019 | Updated: 01:35 BST, 16 June 2019

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The new Diego Maradona documentary hit UK cinemas this week and in it the man himself reveals that he saw his 'Hand of God' against England in 1986 as 'revenge' for the Falklands War.

Maradona famously punched in an equaliser during Argentina's 2-1 quarter-final win over the Three Lions at the World Cup in Mexico.

The controversial South American football icon then scored one of the best goals of all time to send Argentina through to the semis, where they beat

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