(ANSA) – BUENOS AIRES, 07 APR – It is yellow on the shirt that Diego Maradona wore in the match of 22 June 1986, Argentina-England 2-1, in which he scored the goal with the ‘hand of Dios’ and the one considered among the most beautiful in the history of football. The heirloom, from April 20 to May 4, will be auctioned by Sothebys on the internet, starting from a ‘base’ of 4 million pounds (over 5 million euros).
Dalma Maradona, Diego’s eldest daughter, during a program he hosts on Radio Miter, said that the shirt auctioned by Sotheby’s, which is owned by former England international Steve Hodge, the latter exchanged for the ‘former’ Pibe de Oro ‘, and then exhibited in recent years in the Manchester Football Museum, is not the one with which his father scored the two goals against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, but the one that Maradona (a sign at 6 ‘and 10’ st) wore in the first half. “No, that is not the shirt that my father used in the second half – said Dalma -. He wore it in that match, but in the first 45 ‘. He (Hodge, ed) cannot say, nor can he prove that his both that of the second half, there are no videos to prove it “.
“There is one from the first half and another from the second – Maradona’s daughter said again -. Knowing Dad, I know that he didn’t give that shirt to anyone. This man doesn’t have it. He doesn’t have it. I know for sure “, Dalma Maradona Napoli then specified that he knew who has the shirt his father wore during the second half, but he avoided giving the owner’s name. “I don’t want to say who has it, because it’s crazy – his words -. My mom doesn’t have it, but I know who has it, but I don’t want to say it so as not to expose this person. I can say is that the shirt with which my father scored the two goals is not going up for auction. I’m not saying it, my father said so. Once he revealed to me: ‘How can I give him the shirt of my life? ‘ It’s the truth. Hodge has an important shirt, but it’s the first half shirt and it doesn’t have that value. I don’t mind making him lose millions of dollars, I’m just objective and I want people to know. “
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