Video: Diego Maradona’s first world Cup Jersey will be auctioned

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You can see in the Video: High revenue expected: The first world Cup Jersey Diego Maradona comes under the Hammer.

A piece of football history comes under the Hammer. This is an Original Jersey of the legendary, self-willed, and world-famous Argentine football star Diego Maradona, who died at the end of 2020 at the age of 60 years. What is it with this Jersey on, and tells Alex McNicoll from the auction house “Gotta Have Rock and Roll”: “So, this shirt is the first shirt he has ever worn in a world Cup game. It comes from the game of 1982, Argentina against Belgium, in Barcelona. Maradona was still the legend as we know it today. But for many people the game is the beginning of his international career, which led him up to a world Cup victory in 1986.” The shirt reached by the organizers of the auction, a journalist who had gotten it from the former Argentina national team coach Luis Menotti. The value is estimated by the auction house at about 150,000 to 200,000 dollars. The auction will take place online on the website of the auction house and goes over several days.

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