Argentina recalls the long-awaited shirt that Maradona won in the 86 World Cup final

The symbol returns home. The shirt worn by Diego Armando Maradona in the 1986 World Cup final in Mexico, which the Argentine national team won, was returned to Argentina on Tuesday after it was donated by German Lothar Matthaus, his opponent in the decisive match for the title who has since. He had a jacket

“The shirt used by our legend Diego Armando Maradona in the 86th World Cup Final is back in the country. Yes, it’s back in the home of Argentine football. The shield, relic and treasure of one of the world’s greatest football advocates,” she stated. of Argentine Football (AFA) through social networks. The iconic jersey was donated two months ago by German Mateus, the former owner of the iconic clothing.

Very proud to retrieve Maradona’s shield in the 1986 Mexico Final. Very soon everyone will be able to visit him”

Claudio “Cheke” TapiaHead of the FAA

“Very proud to redeem Diego Maradona’s shield in the 1986 Mexico Final. And soon everyone will be able to visit him. Thank you Marcelo Ordas, the legends and especially Lothar Matthaus, who will from now on open the doors from this house”, added AFC President, Claudio Czech Wall.

Mateus played in the World Cup finals in Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, Italy 1990, USA 1994 and France 1998. The German lost the World Cup final in Mexico 3-2 to Argentina’s Maradona, thus taking his second and final world. nickname.

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“As friends we always exchanged shirts, and in that match I didn’t have much time in the break, we just changed shirts and we’ll talk later,” Mateus said two months ago when he donated the shirt. Spain.

“On that day, Argentina won in a very deserved way, not only because of Diego but because the whole team was very strong. After that there was no time to talk much because he was celebrating and I was with my team,” the German said.

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