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A Sotheby’s assistant with the   shirt worn by Argentina’s Diego Maradona during the  1986 World Cup quarter-final  against England when he scored two famous goals. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty  Images

The blue shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two momentous goals to knock England out of the 1986 World Cup, including the so-called ‘Hand of (...)

A man touches the  statue of former Australian cricketing great Shane Warne outside the  MCG in Melbourne. Photograph:   William West/AFP via Getty Images

It’s probably not all that often that we give much thought to those on the receiving end of sport’s most gorgeous moments, too busy are we, understand(...)

 Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo and Marlon Joubert in The Hand of God. Photograph: Gianni Fiorito

 What is that in the air? Why have so many prominent film-makers returned to the blue remembered hills of their formative years? Why are they all(...)

Steven Davis: will make his record-breaking 126th appearance for Northern Ireland when they take on Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Steven Davis wants only one thing from his record-breaking 126th appearance for Northern Ireland – a victory over Bulgaria. The 36-year-old midfield(...)

Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

It wasn’t just Diego Maradona’s outrageous skill on the pitch that made him such an icon, it was also his human frailty as he struggled with addiction. Photograph: Jorge Duran/AFP via Getty Images

The scale of the world reaction to the death of Diego Maradona illustrated the stature of a footballer who lifted himself from the depths of poverty i(...)

Thursday’s front page of L’Equipe. Photograph: L’Equipe/Twitter

Diego Armando Maradona, arguably the greatest footballer to ever lace a pair of boots, has died aged 60. In Argentina, three days of national mournin(...)

 Diego Maradona  dribbles past three English defenders during the World Cup quarter-final against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

“Ah, different class.” “Difffff-rent Classssss!” Sometimes the gods are benevolent and the television commentators fuse with what is happening befor(...)

 Ray Clemence with the England team when they took on  world champions Argentina in a friendly  at Wembley in 1980. Photograph: PA Wire

Former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died at the age of 72, the English Football Association has announced. Clemence, (...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

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