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La palabra del día: La mano de Dios

Feminine noun. “La mano de Dios” was a phrase used by the late Argentine footballer Diego Maradona to describe a goal that he scored in Argentina v England during the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The goal took place on June 22, 1986, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Under association football rules, Maradona should have received a yellow card for a clear “handball” incident and the goal disallowed. However, as the referees did not have a clear view of the play and video assistant referee technology did not yet exist, the goal stood and Argentina led 1–0. The game ended with a 2–1 win for the Argentines, thanks to a second goal scored by Maradona, known as the “Goal of the Century”. After the match, Diego Maradona stated that the goal was scored “a little with his head, and a little with the hand of God”. wkp
Please notice that el Diego in Argentina was also known as Dios and he used to speak about himself on the third person.

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