Touched by God: How We Won the Mexico '86 World Cup

Touched by God: How We Won the Mexico '86 World Cup

by Diego Armando Maradona, Daniel Arcucci

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143129769
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 818,779
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Diego Maradona was born in 1961, in Villa Fiorito, Buenos Aires, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players in history. He played on Argentina’s national team in four World Cups, as well as for Argentinos Juniors, Boca, Barcelona, Naples, Seville, and Newell’s Old Boys. Maradona lives in Dubai, where he manages Al Wasl Football Club. 
 
Daniel Arcucci is a journalist who has covered soccer in Argentina for over three decades. He first met Diego Maradona in 1985 and has interviewed him more than 150 times since, including when he covered the 1986 World Cup.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 The Team Nobody Wanted 1

Chapter 2 At Those Meetings, the Champions Were Born 40

Chapter 3 Stick It to Maradona 60

Chapter 4 Mamma Mia 83

Chapter 5 Playing against FIFA 106

Chapter 6 Crossing the Rio de la Plate in Mexico 117

Chapter 7 A Final of Sorts 135

Chapter 8 Maradona versus Maradona 169

Chapter 9 That's Right, World Champions 179

Chapter 10 The Next Champion 203

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