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The Hand of God

Game: 1986 World Cup, Quarter-Final Match
Match-up:
England vs. Argentina

In the 51st minute of a heated World Cup match, Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona drilled a go-ahead header through the back of the goal. Only instead of using his head, he used his hand. The similarities between volleyball and soccer end at the short shorts, smashing a goal like an overhead kill is illegal. The egregious violation of limbs went unnoticed by officials. Argentina went on to win the match and eventually the World Cup. 

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