The Hand of God In the 1986 World Cup, Argentina took on England in the quarterfinals. Six minutes into the second half, the ball came into the England box and goalkeeper Peter Shilton and Argentina striker Diego Maradona went up for the ball. Shilton had an eight-inch height advantage. Somehow, Maradona won the ball in the air and scored. Argentina would go on to win 2-1. Asked afterwards about the goal, Maradona said it was scored "un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de Dios." That translates to, "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God." Photo evidence, of course, shows that Maradona's head did not have anything to do with it.