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Stagehand of God? Maradona wonder-goal inspires play

Published on Apr 17, 2014 6:05 AM
Former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona reacts during a news conference at the European Parliament office in Rome on Feb 14, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Diego Maradona's iconic wonder-goal against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup has inspired a new Buenos Aires play.

The play - Cosmic Kite, Match of the Century - takes its name from the Argentine radio commentary which accompanied the goal by broadcaster Victor Hugo Morales.

Maradona's famous solo effort, which saw him weave past six English defenders in a mesmerising dribble from the halfway line before scoring, is often ranked as the greatest World Cup goal of all time.

The goal ultimately secured a 2-1 victory for Argentina in a match also made famous for Maradona's opening "Hand of God" goal.

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