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Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt sells for record sum

By DW
16 September 2022   |   8:46 am
Two years after his death, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona is still making the record books. The shirt he was wearing when he scored one of soccer's most memorable goals at the 1986 World Cup has sold at auction for a record $9.3 million.

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