Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt gets £4m bid

STORY: Maradona wore a No. 10 jersey in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against England in Mexico, putting Argentina ahead by punching the ball into the net early in the second half, a goal that become known as the "Hand of God."

Just four minutes later he dribbled from his own half to score a sublime second that regularly tops polls as the greatest goal in World Cup history.

England midfielder Steve Hodge got Maradona's jersey after the game and recently announced he was putting it up for auction after 19 years on display at England's National Football Museum.

A bid of £4 million ($5.2 million) has already been received in the online auction, which started on Wednesday and will run to May 4.

However, the sale was complicated by claims from Maradona's family that the wrong shirt is going under the hammer.

But Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles, told Reuters the authenticity of the shirt has been verified using photo-matching.

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