Referee Ali Bin Nasser recalls Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal: "Applying FIFA’s instructions, I was obliged to give the goal"

Ali Bin Nasser Diego Maradona 1986 World Cup England vs Argentina
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England versus Argentina in the Mexico World Cup 1986 quarter-final is arguably the most iconic football game in history, for both the sublime and the scandalous. 

Indeed, it was in that game where Diego Maradona scored the goal of the century, where he picked the ball up inside his own half, dribbled past half of England's team and slotted into an empty net after taking the ball round goalkeeper Peter Shilton. Of course, his infamous 'Hand of God' goal also caused a little bit of controversy. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.