England Legend Shilton Ponders Maradona Meeting

By Three Lions
Last updated : 09 February 2018

Peter Shilton says he has been invited to meet Diego Maradona in England later this year.

The Three Lions’ most-capped player, Shilton has not crossed paths with the Argentine superstar since he was beaten to a high ball by Maradona’s 'Hand of God' in the 1986 World Cup.

Now, with Diego coming to England for a series of events in 2018, Shilton has been canvassing opinion on social media as to whether he should meet up with his foe.

Shilton told the BBC: "There's always been a bit of bad feeling in terms of the fact he never actually apologised after the game and that's caused a bit of a rift over the years.

"It's not the sort of thing you want to be associated with when you've had a career like I've had with 20 years with England, three World Cups."

Those three World Cup appearances began with Spain in 1982 when Shilton was already 32-years-old.

Age was to prove no barrier as he was over 40 when playing a key role in England's run to the 1990 semi-finals.

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