Diego Maradona

You don’t rap the knuckles on the Hand of God

Cheating isn’t always immoral by Ivan Lopez-Muniz | illustration by Wesley Allsbrook (Colorsport / Andrew Cowie) Gino, an Italian waiter at a restaurant I frequent in Miami, was a youngster in Napoli when Maradona played for the city’s soccer team. He says he attended every match. A few months ago, on the 30th anniversary of the Hand …

John Harkes Copa América 1995

The day the USMNT made Maradona cry

An oral history of the U.S. run to the semifinals at Copa América ’95 Associated Press How’s this for a quirk of history: the two best cup performances by the U.S. men’s national team both took place in Uruguay. Sure, the 2002 World Cup in Korea has a strong case. But get out of here with your …

How the world heard Diego Maradona’s goal of the century

Diego Maradona was either a demon or a dream, depending on whether you were listening to BBC Radio or Radio Argentina by Sam Markham | diagram by Joel Speasmaker How many of the 114,580 people in Estadio Azteca on June 22, 1986, missed one or both of Diego Maradona’s goals against England because they were …