After 24 years of Diego Maradona’s famous and controversial ‘hand of God’ goal against England in the 1986 World Cup, another South American, Luis Suarez, has used his hand in a World Cup match, but this time to save a goal.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has now become a national hero for stopping a goal-bound ball by his hands which clearly denied
However, Luis Suarez is now being fully criticized for his unsportsmanlike behavior which earned him a straight red card. As per rule, he would now miss Uruguay’s semi final fixture.
Moreover, there is a possibility FIFA could come down hard on Suarez by extending his ban and ruling him out for the rest of the tournament. In that case, he would not be able to take part in the final or the third place play-off match of World Cup Football 2010.
Reports available in the media suggest that the disciplinary committee of FIFA would now look into the matter and could install a bigger punishment on Luis Suarez.
Only the video footage of the goal showed that the Argentine legend used his hand to change the ball’s direction towards the goal. So, Suarez should have practiced more before emulating Maradona’s trickery.