In front of a record crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium, 43,967 fans witnessed Australia take on Diego Maradona's Argentina for a place in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. It was Maradona's first match with the Albicelestes since losing 1-0 to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup final. His country needed him and he had a lot to prove after years of drug-fuelled turmoil.
Australian goalkeeper, Mark Bosnich, was back. Ned Zelic was in. Socceroos captain, Paul Wade, was ready. Wade man-marked Maradona in a performance for the ages. However, Maradona managed to get away just once, resulting in a cross from the corner that found the head of striker Abel Balbo. One-nil.
The Socceroos responded quickly. Cheered on by the home crowd, Aurelio Vidmar got on the end of a cross from brother, Tony, to level the score. One-all. The SFS did not have a roof but if it did, it would have blown off.
A draw was an outstanding result for the Socceroos in the first-leg against one of world football's heavyweights. Bosnich and Zelic were injured for the return leg. The Socceroos would go out by a freakishly unlucky looping own-goal by Alex Tobin. The rest is history.
This design celebrates arguably the greatest footballer of all-time to grace the shores of Sydney.
La mano de Dios en Sídney T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68 L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85
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