November 20, 2017

Diego Maradona backs video referees despite ‘Hand of God’ goal


Maradona leaps above Peter Shilton and into infamy during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final at the Azteca Stadium

Diego Maradona has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) despite accepting his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal would not have stood had the technology existed in 1986.

Maradona used his hand to score against England in Argentina’s 2-1 win in the World Cup quarter-finals 31 years ago.

“Obviously I think about it whenever I show my support for the use of technology,” Maradona told Fifa.com.