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Diego Maradona has enjoyed another laugh at the expense of England fans by claiming he would have scored his 'Hand of God' goal with his right if VAR had existed.

The Argentinian - now managing Gimnasia y Esgrima in his homeland - used a radio interview on with his 59th birthday to have a new dig over the infamous left-handed strike which helped put England out of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. 

Asked if he thought his controversial goal against England would have been ruled out if VAR had existed 33 years ago, Maradona told Metro 95.1 show: 'I wish we could turn back the clocks.

Diego Maradona, now managing in Argentina, has taken another light-hearted dig at England

Diego Maradona, now managing in Argentina, has taken another light-hearted dig at England 

Maradona said his 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup would still stand with VAR in place

Maradona said his 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup would still stand with VAR in place

In the same game, Maradona scored one of the greatest goals ever - sending England home

In the same game, Maradona scored one of the greatest goals ever - sending England home

'I promise the English that I wouldn't score the goal with my left hand, I'd do it with my right.'   

Maradona added - on 'Perros de la Calle', a show which translates into English as 'Street Dogs' - that while technology can be a great benefit, VAR would never be perfect because it was run by human beings. 

England have a long history of rivalry with Argentina dating back to the 1966 World Cup.

After England beat the South Americans 1-0 in the quarter finals, manager Alf Ramsey refused to allow his players to swap shirts with their opponents and later described the Argentines as 'animals'.

The two sides met again at Mexico 1986 - with the 1982 Falklands War fresh in the minds of many Argentina fans - and Maradona´s infamous handled goal helped Argentina win the quarter final match 2-1.

Maradona´s second - an astounding dribble from Argentina's half - is still regarded by many as the greatest goal of all time.

The Napoli legend added that VAR could never be perfect as it is run by human beings

The Napoli legend added that VAR could never be perfect as it is run by human beings

The nations' second round World Cup match in France in 1998 was also mired in controversy - as David Beckham was sent off for kicking out at Diego Simeone and England lost in a penalty shootout. 

However, Beckham and England had their revenge in the 2002 World Cup when they beat Argentina in the group stages.

The and icon scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot and Argentina were knocked out in the first round.

In January Maradona, now managing in the Argentinian city of La Plata, used

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