- Nasima Akter
Diego Maradona 'Hand Of God' Shirt is Set to Display for the FIFA World Cup 2022
Many things are going on in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 games. Among them is the confirmation of the 'Hand Of God' Shirt set to display in Qatar during the World Cup. For anyone unfamiliar with the jersey, there is a good bit of history involved. The shirt once belonged to Argentinian player Diego Maradona and was worn when he scored his infamous 'Hand of God’ goal against England in 1986.
Prior to this announcement, the jersey had made news for setting a new record price at an action. The auction took place five months ago and resulted in the shirt being sold for a new high of USD 9.3 million. No details have been revealed about the buyer, but it is confirmed that the shirt is on loan to Qatar's 3-2-1 Olympic and Sports Museum. In addition to this, there have been negotiations going on since the May 4 auction.
The jersey will be on display as a headline piece for a World of Football exhibit opening on October 9 and running until April 1, 2023. Museum staff has expressed their excitement about being able to display the shirt and showcase the history involved. Once the exhibition opens, you can see the shirt on display along with a ball used in the first World Cup finals in 1930 and other pieces that made their mark in soccer history.