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War. What is it good for? 3 points.

In his autobiography, El Diego, Maradona recalled the significance of the 1986 World Cup group match victory over England, only four years after the Falklands War, writing:

“It was like beating a country, not a football team. We all knew that a lot of Argentine kids had died in the Malvinas War, that they had been mowed down like little birds. This was our revenge – it was about recovering a part of the Malvinas. Although we said before the game that football had nothing to do with the war, that was a lie – we didn't think of anything else!”

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