Moschella went back to the shop where he found it and bought enough to outfit the team. A designer created makeshift Argentinian Football Association patches to sew on, and the team ironed the players’ numbers onto the backs of the shirts.

Just hours later, Maradona stunned England with the “Hand of God” goal—believed by England to have gone in off Maradona’s hand—and his other goal, still considered by many to be one of the greatest goals ever scored in a World Cup.

After the game, as FIFA detailed in a separate post today, England’s Steve Hodge, who hadn’t seen the replay of the “Hand of God” goal, passed Maradona in the area by the locker rooms under the soccer pitch. He offhandedly asked Maradona if he would swap shirts, in keeping with the soccer tradition, and Maradona obliged.

Hodge brought the shirt back to England with him, where it has been displayed in England’s National Football Museum since 2002 on a long-term loan.

Not bad for a shirt ”hastily sourced from a backstreet shop in Mexico City.”

(h/t to @yellawkt for surfacing the first FIFA post.)

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