World Cup 2010: Argentina On Their Way To Knockout Phase Exactly 24 Years After Diego Maradona's 1986 Hand Of God

The Argentinians have good memories of 22 June...
World Cup favourites Argentina meet Greece today in their final match of the group phase and a draw will be enough for the Albiceleste to book their ticket for the first knockout round on what will be quite a special day for Diego Maradona.

Exactly 24 years ago, the current Argentina coach guided the South Americans to the semi-finals of the 1986 World Cup by netting two of the most famous goals in the history of football to beat England 2-1.

Maradona opened the scoring in the 51st minute by punching the ball past England goalie Peter Shilton with his left fist before adding a second minutes later after humbling the entire England defence with an amazing individual action.

Argentina eventually went on to win the 1986 World Cup and Maradona will surely be keen to record a good result this Tuesday to take an important step towards winning the 2010 World Cup as a coach.

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