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Top 17 Most Controversial Sports Calls

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1. Hand of God

1986 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: Argentina vs. England: During a 1-1 game between Argentina and England, Argentinean player Diego Maradona jumped up between two English defenders and deflected the ball into the net with his hand. To the outrage of England's players, coaches and fans, the referee allowed the goal and Argentina went on to win the match.

This handball goal, the most famous in soccer history and our pick for worst call of all time, is not an isolated incident. It had an imitator.
In a 2009 World Cup qualifying match between France and Ireland, France striker Thierry Henry knocked down a ball with his hand in the build-up to the match-winning goal. This incident has been playfully nicknamed the "Hand of Gaul." (Photo: AP)

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