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Argentine legend Maradona makes stunning statement that will annoy English fans as he celebrates 60th birthday

- Diego Maradona has made a joke about what he wants for his 60th birthday

- The Argentine legend will celebrate his milestone birth in the next few days

- Maradona scored a controversial goal against England at the 1986 World Cup

- The Napoli icon jokingly claimed he wants to repeat the feat, this time with his right hand

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Diego Maradona is edging closer to his 60th birthday and the footballing icon wishes to score another 'hand of God' goal against England, Talk Sport.

The Argentine legend scored with his hand during their quarter-final clash against the Three Lions at Mexico 86' World Cup.

Despite several appeals from English boss Bobby Robson and his players, the referee made the goal stand.

Diego Maradona says he wants to score another hand of God against England

Diego Maradona says he wants to score another hand of God against England. Photo by Archivo El Grafico and Lalo Yask
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England equalized through the tournament's topscorer Gary Lineker before Maradona scored what is still regarded as the best individual goal of all time after beating six players including the goalkeeper.

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Argentina went on to win their second World Cup after defeating West Germany by 3-2 in the finals.

Maradona was asked what he wants when he finally clocks 60 and he told France Football:

“I dream of being able to score another goal against England, this time with the right hand!”

The Napoli icon recalled the incident last year which is still fresh in the memory of England fans and admitted he used his hand.

“It wasn’t my plan but the action happened so fast that the linesman didn’t see me putting my hand in. The referee looked at me and he said: ‘Goal.’
“It was a nice feeling like some sort of symbolic revenge against the English.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Maradona has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Maradona are still the best footballers in history, adding that the Argentine as well as the Portuguese are the best footballers of the modern era.

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According to the icon, no player in the modern era will match half of what both players have achieved in the game of football.

Maradona himself is famous for being one of the greatest football players ever who had a breathtaking career winning huge number of trophies with Napoli and Barcelona as well as a starring role in Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico.

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