The ball, scored by hand by Argentine Diego Maradona against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup, will be auctioned in Britain.
The ball belongs to Tunisian ex-referee Ali bin Nasser, who directed the game and missed by far the most famous handball in soccer history.
“This ball is part of the history of international soccer, now is the time to share it with the world. I hope the buyer can put it on public display or share it with the public in some other way,” Ali bin Nasser said.
According to auction house Graham Budd Auctions, the legendary soccer player’s ball is expected to sell for about $3 million.
It should be noted that the jersey in which Maradona played in the exact match was sold in May for $9.3 million, which was the highest price paid at auction for sports memorabilia.
Recall, Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020, at the age of 60 as a result of cardiac arrest.