The football with which the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona scored his infamous “hand of God” goal will be sold at auction in London next month.
The auction will take place on November 16, just four days before the FIFA World Cup begins in Qatar. The ball is expected to sell for between €2.9 million and €3.3 million.
The ball belongs to Ali Bin Nasser, a Tunisian official who officiated England’s 1986 World Cup quarterfinal defeat at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
That day, Maradona scored by punching the ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton. He later said that it had been “a little with the head of Maradona, a little with the hand of God” when he did so.